DEP CLOSES SHELLFISH BEDS IN PECK BAY
(04/53) TRENTON--- Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M.
Campbell today ordered the closure of Peck Bay in Cape May
County to shellfish, finfish and crab harvesting.
This is a precautionary closure while the DEP investigates
reports of skin irritation, odors and discoloration from
the water and sediment in Peck Bay.
Water samples collected and assessed by the DEP Bureau
of Marine Water Monitoring have not detected toxic phytoplankton
The waters will be closed until the department can assess
and analyze additional sediment samples.