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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2003

Contact: Elaine Makatura
609-292-2994

SHELLFISH BEDS REOPEN

(03/177) TRENTON -- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley Campbell today announced the reopening of the Barnegat Bay for shellfish harvesting after closing the area seven weeks ago. The waters were closed due to a ruptured wastewater line beneath the bay.

The line was repaired on November 7, and subsequent sample monitoring results show that these waters are now safe for harvesting.

A copy of the Notice of Revocation is presented below.

REVOCATION OF SHELLFISH BED CLOSURE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
LAND USE MANAGEMENT

Public Notice of Revocation of Condemnation of Shellfish Beds

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 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 condemned and prohibited 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.

As provided for in the aforementioned prohibition, having determined through sample monitoring that the waters described above are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish, I revoke the prohibition on these waters and return them to their prior classification effective December 11, 2003.

 

DATE:__________________   ______________________________
Bradley M. Campbell
Commissioner

 

   

 

 

 

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