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Date
News Headline
4/10/14
Administrative Order to Suspend Shellfish Harvest
8/15/13
Reopening of Oyster Harvest, Shell Rock Oyster Beds, Delaware Bay, effective 8/15/2013
7/19/13
Suspension of Oyster Harvest, Shell Rock Oyster Beds, Delaware Bay, effective 7/19/2013
4/11/13
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Barnegat Bay - Little Egg Harbor (all shellfish), effective 4/12/13 and Full Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest, effective Moday 4/15/2013 (includes the waters of Raritan Bay)
4/4/13
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Barnegat Bay - Waretown (all shellfish) and Little Egg Harbor (oysters only), effective 4/5/13
3/28/13
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Barnegat Bay - Barnegat Light to Beach Haven, effective 3/29/13
1/29/13
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Central Barnegat Bay, effective 1/29/13
12/21/12
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Northern Barnegat Bay, effective 12/21/12
12/14/12
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Sandy Hook Bay, effective 12/15/12
12/7/12
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Navesink River and Shrewsbury River, effective 12/8/12
11/14/12
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Atlantic & Cape May Counties, effective 11/15/12
11/14/12
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Prohibited waters of the Atlantic Ocean for the harvest of surf clams under the Bait Program
11/11/12
Partial Re-Opening of Waters to Shellfish Harvest: Delaware Bay
10/26/12
Precautionary Closure of Shellfish Beds Statewide due to anticipated heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sandy
12/08/11
Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds in Beach Haven Area, Ocean County
11/22/11
Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds in Tuckerton Cove, Ocean County
11/15/11
Closure of Shellfish Beds in Tuckerton Cove, Ocean County
11/4/11
Closure of Shellfish Beds in Beach Haven Area, Ocean County
10/4/11
Partial Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds (10/4/11)
9/29/11
Partial Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds (9/29/11)
9/23/11
Agreement Between NJDEP and Naval Weapons Station Earle
9/8/11
Partial Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds (9/8/11)
9/7/11
Partial Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds (9/7/11)
9/6/11
Partial Re-Opening of Shellfish Beds (9/6/11)
8/26/11
Closure of Shellfish Beds Statewide due to Hurricane Irene
8/16/11
Revocation of Shellfish Waters in Lakes Bay Area, Atlantic County
7/28/11
Closure of Shellfish Waters in Lakes Bay Area, Atlantic County
1/10/11
Adoption of Shellfish Growing Water Classification Regulations
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Administrative Order to Suspend Shellfish Harvest

The Department has determined that certain waters do not meet the standards for their classification as “Special Restricted” set forth in the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.A.C. 7:12-3.  Accordingly, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:12-1.5(b) and the statutory authority granted the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A. 58:24-2, to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, these areas will be suspended for shellfish harvest as of April 9, 2014.

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay. 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of a line crossing the bay starting at the mouth of the Oyster Creek (-74°10’13.06W 39°48’40.00N) to a point on Island Beach State Park (-74°05’48.66W 39°48’40.00N) to a line crossing the bay starting at the end of Tuscarora Ave (74°11'29.69"W / 39°46'01.68"N) to a point at Barnegat Inlet (lighthouse) (74°06'16.51"W / 39°45'52.60"N).  See the map.

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of a line crossing the bay starting at the southern point  of the mouth of Thompsons Creek (74°18'40.42"W / 39°35'46.02"N) to a point on Long Beach Island at the end of 5th St in Beach Haven (74°14'29.70"W / 39°34'04.70"N) to Little Egg Harbor Inlet .  See the map.

Portions of Administrative Order Number 2012-10a signed by the DEP Commissioner on October 26, 2012, and all previous Administrative Orders or portions thereof that are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby superseded and repealed.

This Order shall take effect at sunrise (6:35 AM.) on April 5, 2013.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Pursuant to statutory authority granted to the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A 58:24-2, and to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, by Administrative Order 2012-10a signed by me on October 26, 2012, effective immediately after sunrise on October 29, 2012, the Department closed all waters of the State to shellfish harvest because of potentially degraded water quality resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

The Department has determined, through monitoring of water quality and analysis of shellfish tissue, that the coastal waters of the Barnegat Bay described below are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish in accordance with the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.AC. 7:12.

Accordingly, the Department hereby reopens the following waters and returns them to their prior classification:

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of a line crossing the bay starting at the end of Tuscarora Ave (74°11'29.69"W / 39°46'01.68"N) to a point at Barnegat Inlet (lighthouse) (74°06'16.51"W / 39°45'52.60"N) to a line crossing the bay starting at the southern point of the mouth of Thompsons Creek (74°18'40.42"W / 39°35'46.02"N) to a point on Long Beach Island at the end of 5th St in Beach Haven (74°14'29.70"W / 39°34'04.70"N) (see map).

Portions of Administrative Order Number 2012-10a signed by the DEP Commissioner on October 26, 2012, and all previous Administrative Orders or portions thereof that are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby superseded and repealed.

This Order shall take effect at sunrise (6:46 AM.) on March 29, 2013.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Pursuant to statutory authority granted to the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A 58:24-2, and to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, by Administrative Order 2012-10a signed by me on October 26, 2012, effective immediately after sunrise on October 29, 2012, the Department closed all waters of the State to shellfish harvest because of potentially degraded water quality resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

The Department has determined, through monitoring of water quality and analysis of shellfish tissue, that the coastal waters of the Barnegat Bay described below are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish in accordance with the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.AC. 7:12.

Accordingly, the Department hereby reopens the following waters and returns them to their prior classification:

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of the Route 37 bridge to a line crossing the bay starting at the mouth of the Oyster Creek (-74°10’13.06W 39°48’40.00N) to a point on Island Beach State Park (-74°05’48.66W 39°48’40.00N) (see map).

Portions of Administrative Order Number 2012-10a signed by the DEP Commissioner on October 26, 2012, and all previous Administrative Orders or portions thereof that are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby superseded and repealed.

This Order shall take effect at sunrise (7:08 AM.) on January 29, 2013.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay north of the Route 37 bridge (see map).

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within the Sandy Hook Bay represented by the following depuration areas 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, and 11D (see map)

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers from point A located at 40º23'46.14"N 73º58'51.42"W to point B located at 40º23'45.32"N 73º58'38.89"W (see map)

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties from Little Egg Inlet to Cape May Point.

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

This Order shall take effect immediately.

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey state waters of the Delaware Bay.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of Re-opening of Shellfish Beds

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Re-Opening of Shellfish Waters - Tuckerton Cove, Ocean County

Public Notice of Re-opening of Shellfish Beds

The waters of Tuckerton Cove between  a location on Gaunt Point  situated on the eastern bank of Tuckerton Cove at the terminus of S. Green St. with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 35.9 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 19 minutes 53.1 seconds W., and then bearing 229 degrees T  for 0.45 nautical miles to a point on the western bank with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 18.7 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 20 minutes 19.2 seconds W., then in a northern direction  for 0.20 nautical miles along the western shoreline to a point with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 28.8 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 20 minutes 19.3 seconds W., then bearing  050 degrees T for 0.34 nautical miles to a point on the eastern bank with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 41.7 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 19 minutes 58.8 seconds W.

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters - Tuckerton Cove, Ocean County

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters - Beach Haven Area, Ocean County

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the coastal back bay waters south of the Metedeconk River to Cape May Point as well as all of the ocean waters of the State of New Jersey.  

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Revocation of Closure of Shellfish Waters - Lakes Bay Area, Atlantic County
August 16, 2011

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters - Lakes Bay Area, Atlantic County
July 28, 2011


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