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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/4/03
03/9

Contact: Elaine Makatura
609-292-2994

DEP ORDERS CLOSURE OF SHELLFISH BEDS IN OCEAN COUNTY

(03/9) Trenton---The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a temporary ban on shellfish harvesting in the waters of Barnegat Bay in Ocean County due to a release of sewage from a broken main.

See Order below.
[PDF Version available; 375 Kb]

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James E. McGreevey
Governor
State of New Jersey Seal Bradley M. Campbell
Commissioner
 

CLOSURE OF SHELLFISH BEDS

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
LAND USE MANAGEMENT

Public Notice of the Closure of Shellfish Beds Dangerous to Health

Pursuant to statutory authority granted the Department of Environmental Protection appearing at N.J.S.A 13:1B-4 and 58:24-1 et seq., and to assure that the public health is not imperiled by the consumption of shellfish that may be subject to pollution or to any other conditions which may render shellfish dangerous to health because of degraded water quality resulting from the release of sewage from a broken main into the waters of Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, the Department hereby condemns and prohibits the harvesting of all shellfish from those State waters previously classified as Approved and Seasonally Approved in the Barnegat Bay area, specifically:

All waters of Barnegat Bay south of the Mathis Bridge (Route 37) to a line from the northernmost point of land on the mainland located at the northeastern extent of Laurel Boulevard in Lacey Township bearing 105 degrees T to the cupola on Island Beach State Park.

This prohibition shall take effect immediately and continue until FURTHER NOTICE.

 

DATE:_______________

__ [Signed February 3, 2003] __________________
 

Bradley M. Campbell, Commissioner

 

 

 

 

Waters involved in the Closure

Map of Area Covered by the Order


 

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