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Legitimate businesses, not shared trip runners or uncertified capt's? This has to be a large business group to be affected by these absurd govt. regulations. Is there a group to represent them statewide? Nationally? Who are they and what have they been up to politically?
 

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There is no way to accurately count the number of licensed charter boats in the state. You're not required to be a member of NACO or the charter association. However, you are required to be federally documented if you are running a charter boat and you must obtain a coastwise endorsement for your documentation. Additionally, any licensed skipper must also obtain a federal operator's ID card along with all federal permits required for the species being targeted which can range from mackerel to fluke and dogfish.

All documented and federally permitted vessels are available for view on the internet. I would guess one way of counting the official charter boats would be to look at an alphabetical list and count them.
 

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There is no way to accurately count the number of licensed charter boats in the state. You're not required to be a member of NACO or the charter association. However, you are required to be federally documented if you are running a charter boat and you must obtain a coastwise endorsement for your documentation. Additionally, any licensed skipper must also obtain a federal operator's ID card along with all federal permits required for the species being targeted which can range from mackerel to fluke and dogfish.

All documented and federally permitted vessels are available for view on the internet. I would guess one way of counting the official charter boats would be to look at an alphabetical list and count them.
Very well said Adam:thumbsup: The associations that you see in my sig are voluntary, but my license, TWIC card, operators card, and all permits are mandatory.
 

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There is no way to accurately count the number of licensed charter boats in the state. You're not required to be a member of NACO or the charter association. However, you are required to be federally documented if you are running a charter boat and you must obtain a coastwise endorsement for your documentation. Additionally, any licensed skipper must also obtain a federal operator's ID card along with all federal permits required for the species being targeted which can range from mackerel to fluke and dogfish.

All documented and federally permitted vessels are available for view on the internet. I would guess one way of counting the official charter boats would be to look at an alphabetical list and count them.

One exception is the small boats that admeasure less than 5 tons and cannot be documented. This is typically boats less than 27-28 ft in length. The NJ registration for these boats identifies commercial/passenger as well a recreational use.
 
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