Designated Official, State of New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Marine Fisheries
Joe Cimino directs the operations of the Marine Fisheries Administration, which includes both the marine fisheries and shellfisheries bureaus. He represents the division at various inter- and intra-state meetings, including the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council and Shellfisheries Councils, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. He directs the research and monitoring programs of the Administration to ensure that activities conducted provide the necessary information for the sound management of the marine and shellfish resources. Joe started his marine fisheries career as a seasonal technician for NYS DEC’s Hudson River fisheries Unit, he then spent two years with NC DMF in the Elizabeth City office. He spent nearly 14 years with the VA Marine Resources Commission in various rolls, ultimately finishing his time there as the Deputy Chief of Fisheries. Joe has degrees from SUNY Cobleskill and Plattsburgh in Fisheries and Wildlife Technology and Environmental Science, respectively.