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Shellfish Growing Area DB2 is located in the southwestern part of New Jersey and it borders the shoreline of the Delaware Bay from East Point in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, and extends southeast to Cape May Point in Cape May County. The northwestern edge of this shellfish growing area is located south of East Point, which is east of the mouth of the Maurice River at the border between this shellfish growing area and Shellfish Growing Area DB1 (The Delaware Bay from Maurice River Cove to Artificial Island). The southeastern edge of this shellfish growing area is located southeast of Cape May Point at the border between this shellfish growing area and the southwest edge of Shellfish Growing Area AO South (The Atlantic Ocean from Cape May Point to Absecon Inlet). This shellfish growing area includes Riggins Ditch, West Creek, East Creek, Dennis Creek, Roaring Ditch, Old Robins Branch, Crow Creek, Sluice Creek, Goshen Creek, Bidwell Creek, Dias Creek, Fishing Creek, Cox Hall Creek, and smaller tidal tributaries. The municipalities on the shore of this shellfish growing area include Maurice River Township in Cumberland County, and Dennis Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, and Cape May Point Borough in Cape May County. The approximate size of this shellfish growing area is about 34,528 acres of shellfish growing waters.

Status: Currently, the shellfish classification for this growing area is Approved, Seasonally Approved (November to April), and Prohibited for shellfish harvesting. There are approximately 29,766 acres of Approved waters (86.2%), 1,967 acres of Seasonally Approved (November to April) waters (5.7%), and 2,795 acres of Prohibited waters (8.1%) in this shellfish growing area.

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