About John
John is a lifelong New Jerseyan and conservationist with a passion for fishing above all other sports. Cody McLaughlin is a noted conservationist and conservative thought leader on public policy issues including hunting, fishing, gun rights, free-market tax and wage policy and the environment. His interests include hunting, fishing, trapping, cigars and cooking.

John’s Role With NJOA | Trustee
As a trustee, John’s role on the board is as policy expert for all things marine fisheries. Having been involved with Marine Fisheries and saltwater angling regulations for decades, John brings a wealth of information and experience dealing with the complexities of saltwater fishing regulations to bear for NJOA’s members and the anglers of New Jersey.

Community Involvement

  • Current President of the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County
  • Three-term Past President of the Jersey Coast Anglers Association
  • Vice President of the Jersey Coast Anglers Association.
  • Past President of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance