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Shellfish Growing Area SE4: Corsons Sound and Corsons Inlet is located south of Ocean City and north of Sea Isle City in the southeastern part of New Jersey, Cape May County. Upper Township is located to the west and northwest, Dennis Township is located to the southwest, Strathmere is located to the southeast and Ocean City is located to the east and northeast of this shellfish growing area. The principal bodies of water in this area are Peck Bay, Crook Horn Creek, Corsons Sound, and Corsons Inlet. This area also includes Upland Thorofare, Beach Creek, Edward Creek, Devils Thorofare, Weakfish Creek, Middle Thorofare, Strathmere Bay, Ben Hands Thorofare, Mill Creek, Marshalls Creek, Main Channel, Flat Creek, Burroughs Hole, Main Thorofare, Whale Creek, and Run Creek. The approximate size of this shellfish growing area is 1,408 acres of shellfish growing waters.

Status: Currently, the shellfish classification of this growing area is Approved, Conditionally Approved (November to April), Restricted, and Prohibited. There are approximately 1,016.9 acres of Approved waters (72.2%), 240.1 acres of Conditionally Approved (November to April) waters (17.0%), 38.7 acres of Restricted waters (2.7%), and 35.0 acres of Prohibited waters (2.5%) in this shellfish growing area.

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