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2015 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Administrative Order - Aquaculture Registration, Commercial Harvester Training, and National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) Requirements


NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of the Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds Dangerous to Health
Navesink River, Upper Barnegat Bay, and Ludlam Bay


2014 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of the Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds Dangerous to Health, Delaware Bay

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Administrative Order to Prohibit Commercial Shellfish Harvest from the Sedge Islands Conservation Zone (SICZ)

Pursuant to the authority at N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 50:1-5, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has prohibited the commercial shellfish harvest, specifically the taking of more than 150 clams per day by any person, within the Sedge Islands Conservation Zone (SICZ), effective immediately.

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Administrative Order to Suspend Shellfish Harvest

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 58:24-1, the Department has inspected places within the jurisdiction of the State from which oysters, clams or other shellfish are taken to be distributed or sold for use as food, for the purpose of ascertaining the sanitary conditions of such oyster and clam beds and other places.  As a result of those inspections, the Department has determined that certain waters do not meet the standards for their classification as “Approved” set forth in the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.A.C. 7:12.  Accordingly, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:12-1.5(b) and the statutory authority granted the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A. 58:24-2 to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, this area will be suspended for shellfish harvest as of May 7, 2014:

Delaware Bay - Jacobs Ck/Dunks Pt  (94.4 acres)

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Administrative Order to Suspend Shellfish Harvest

The Department has determined that certain waters do not meet the standards for their classification as “Special Restricted” set forth in the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.A.C. 7:12-3.  Accordingly, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:12-1.5(b) and the statutory authority granted the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A. 58:24-2, to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, these areas will be suspended for shellfish harvest as of April 9, 2014.


2013 ▼


NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

  1. Returns the following waters to their prior classification and opens them to all shellfishing effective at sunrise (6:24am) on April 12, 2013:

    All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay. 

  2. Returns all waters of the State of New Jersey to their prior classification and opens them to all shellfishing effective at sunrise (6:10am) on April 15, 2013. 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

  1. Returns the following waters to their prior classification for shellfishing:

    All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of a line crossing the bay starting at the mouth of the Oyster Creek (-74°10’13.06W 39°48’40.00N) to a point on Island Beach State Park (-74°05’48.66W 39°48’40.00N) to a line crossing the bay starting at the end of Tuscarora Ave (74°11'29.69"W / 39°46'01.68"N) to a point at Barnegat Inlet (lighthouse) (74°06'16.51"W / 39°45'52.60"N).  See the map.

  2. Returns the following waters to their prior classification and reopens them for oyster harvesting only:

    All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of a line crossing the bay starting at the southern point  of the mouth of Thompsons Creek (74°18'40.42"W / 39°35'46.02"N) to a point on Long Beach Island at the end of 5th St in Beach Haven (74°14'29.70"W / 39°34'04.70"N) to Little Egg Harbor Inlet .  See the map.

Portions of Administrative Order Number 2012-10a signed by the DEP Commissioner on October 26, 2012, and all previous Administrative Orders or portions thereof that are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby superseded and repealed.

This Order shall take effect at sunrise (6:35 AM.) on April 5, 2013.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Pursuant to statutory authority granted to the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A 58:24-2, and to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, by Administrative Order 2012-10a signed by me on October 26, 2012, effective immediately after sunrise on October 29, 2012, the Department closed all waters of the State to shellfish harvest because of potentially degraded water quality resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

The Department has determined, through monitoring of water quality and analysis of shellfish tissue, that the coastal waters of the Barnegat Bay described below are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish in accordance with the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.AC. 7:12.

Accordingly, the Department hereby reopens the following waters and returns them to their prior classification:

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of a line crossing the bay starting at the end of Tuscarora Ave (74°11'29.69"W / 39°46'01.68"N) to a point at Barnegat Inlet (lighthouse) (74°06'16.51"W / 39°45'52.60"N) to a line crossing the bay starting at the southern point of the mouth of Thompsons Creek (74°18'40.42"W / 39°35'46.02"N) to a point on Long Beach Island at the end of 5th St in Beach Haven (74°14'29.70"W / 39°34'04.70"N).

Portions of Administrative Order Number 2012-10a signed by the DEP Commissioner on October 26, 2012, and all previous Administrative Orders or portions thereof that are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby superseded and repealed.

This Order shall take effect at sunrise (6:46 AM.) on March 29, 2013.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Marine Water Monitoring

Pursuant to statutory authority granted to the Department of Environmental Protection at N.J.S.A 58:24-2, and to ensure that the public health is not at risk from the consumption of shellfish that may have been subjected to pollution or other condition that may render the shellfish dangerous to health, by Administrative Order 2012-10a signed by me on October 26, 2012, effective immediately after sunrise on October 29, 2012, the Department closed all waters of the State to shellfish harvest because of potentially degraded water quality resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

The Department has determined, through monitoring of water quality and analysis of shellfish tissue, that the coastal waters of the Barnegat Bay described below are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish in accordance with the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.AC. 7:12.

Accordingly, the Department hereby reopens the following waters and returns them to their prior classification:

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay south of the Route 37 bridge to a line crossing the bay starting at the mouth of the Oyster Creek (-74°10’13.06W 39°48’40.00N) to a point on Island Beach State Park (-74°05’48.66W 39°48’40.00N).

Portions of Administrative Order Number 2012-10a signed by the DEP Commissioner on October 26, 2012, and all previous Administrative Orders or portions thereof that are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby superseded and repealed.

This Order shall take effect at sunrise (7:08 AM.) on January 29, 2013.

2012 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within Barnegat Bay north of the Route 37 bridge.

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within the Sandy Hook Bay represented by the following depuration areas 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, and 11D.

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters within the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers from point A located at 40º23'46.14"N 73º58'51.42"W to point B located at 40º23'45.32"N 73º58'38.89"W.

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey State waters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties from Little Egg Inlet to Cape May Point.

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

This Order shall take effect immediately.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the New Jersey state waters of the Delaware Bay.
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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


2011 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of Re-opening of Shellfish Beds

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of Re-opening of Shellfish Beds

The waters of Tuckerton Cove between  a location on Gaunt Point  situated on the eastern bank of Tuckerton Cove at the terminus of S. Green St. with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 35.9 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 19 minutes 53.1 seconds W., and then bearing 229 degrees T  for 0.45 nautical miles to a point on the western bank with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 18.7 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 20 minutes 19.2 seconds W., then in a northern direction  for 0.20 nautical miles along the western shoreline to a point with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 28.8 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 20 minutes 19.3 seconds W., then bearing  050 degrees T for 0.34 nautical miles to a point on the eastern bank with coordinates of latitude 39 degrees 34 minutes 41.7 seconds N., and longitude 74 degrees 19 minutes 58.8 seconds W.

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

 

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

All of the coastal back bay waters south of the Metedeconk River to Cape May Point as well as all of the ocean waters of the State of New Jersey.  


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Revocation of Closure of Shellfish Waters - Lakes Bay Area, Atlantic County
August 16, 2011

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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters - Lakes Bay Area, Atlantic County
July 28, 2011


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2010 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds - Atlantic Ocean
December 3, 2010


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Revocation of Shellfish Waters in a portion of the Raritan Bay
April 15, 2010

To see the map and the official Notice (in PDF format) please, click here.


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters in a portion of the Raritan Bay
April 1, 2010


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Revocation of Shellfish Waters in the Middlesex and Monmouth County Area
Effective March 27, 2010


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Water Resource Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters in the Middlesex and Monmouth County Area
March 17, 2010


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2009 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Revocation of Shellfish Waters in Ingram Thorofare
November 6, 2009


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Waters in Ingram Thorofare
September 7, 2009


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Opening of Shellfish Waters in Jennys Creek and Little Thorofare
August 21, 2009


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Revocation of Shellfish Beds in the Navesink River
April 11, 2009


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Closure of Shellfish Beds in the Navesink River
April 7, 2009


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring
Public Notice of the Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds Dangerous to Health
February 9, 2009

To see the official Suspension Notice and maps (in PDF format) please, click here.


2008 ▼

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring
Revocation of Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds in Atlantic County

To see the official Revocation Notice (in PDF format) please, click here.


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring
Revocation of Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds in Delaware Bay


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of the Suspension of Harvest from Shellfish Beds in Delaware Bay
Effective August 19, 2008


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Marine Water Monitoring

Public Notice of the Closure of Shellfish Beds

Dangerous to Public Health


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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards

Shellfish Growing Water Classification
Readoption Amendment: N.J.A.C. 7:12


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2007 ▼


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2006 ▼

Revocation of Barnegat Bay


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AML Opening Event
Photo Credit: NJDEP

Ribbon Cutting: (left to right) Leslie McGeorge, Administrator - Water Monitoring and Standards, Bob Connell, Bureau Chief - Marine Water Monitoring, Lisa Jackson, Commissioner - NJDEP, William Watkins, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Eric Feerst, Section Chief - Marine Water Monitoring, John Kushwara, USEPA, Region 2, Monitoring and Assessment




NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring & Standards
Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring

Shellfish Growing Water Classification - Prohibited
Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 7:12-2.1

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection adopted the amendment to N.J.A.C. 7:12-2.1. The adopted amendment was published in the New Jersey Register on February 21, 2006.

These regulations affect the classification of New Jersey waters concerning acceptability for harvesting shellfish.

The adopted amendment downgraded a portion of the Atlantic coastal area east of the effluent outfall for the Township of Neptune Sewage Authority in Monmouth County (66 acres) from Approved to Prohibited. The change in classification was a result of the need for a precautionary buffer around the Neptune Sewage effluent outfall pipe. This buffer was necessary to maintain public health and safety practices.

Copies can be obtained from LexisNexis Customer Service at (800) 833-9844 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore. Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy.

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