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Mazzeo Introduces Legislation to Enter New Jersey into the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact
New Jersey One of Just Two States Not a Member of the Nationwide Compact to Crack Down on Abusers of Hunting, Fishing, Trapping LawsAssemblyman Vince Mazzeo introduced has introduced legislation with broad support from sportsmen, environmental and animal rights advocates that would enter New Jersey in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, a move that would help crack down on those who violate hunting, fishing and trapping laws in other states.
The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) is an agreement among participating states to provide reciprocal sharing of information regarding hunting, fishing, and trapping violations. The IWVC requires participating states to report wildlife violation convictions to compact members. When New Jersey receives notices of violations of hunters, fishers and trappers from other states, the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife would review the conviction and determine if the violation meets the requirements for suspension in New Jersey.
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Andrzejczak-led Agriculture Committee Continuing Focus on Aquaculture in 217th Legislature
Chairman Continuing to Spotlight Growing Field in State Agriculture and AgrotourismAssembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bob Andrzejczak (D-Cape May) issued a multimedia package Monday highlighting an aquaculture tour committee members took last session to better understand the needs of aquaculturists in New Jersey.
Andrzejczak's panel is considering five pieces of aquaculture-focused legislation in the hopes of easing and clarifying requirements for new and current aquaculture research, farming and tourism.