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Shellfish Maps

The below detailed shellfish distribution maps depict areas that have a current shellfish density equal to or greater than 0.20 shellfish per square foot, or have a history of natural shellfish production. For a complete review of a particular site, all maps within the time series for that area should be consulted. For example, if a map from 1983 shows the area in question as having a “moderate density” of hard clams, while a newer map shows “low density”, the property is still considered shellfish habitat and subject to the shellfish habitat rules as such.

It should be noted that these maps do not include undocumented, regulated shellfish areas. These areas, which are not depicted on these maps, are also regulated as Shellfish habitat by the Division of Land Use Regulation. Conclusive evidence concerning the presence/absence of shellfish requires site inspections and habitat assessments.

Therefore, these shellfish maps alone are not sufficient to determine the presence/absence of regulated shellfish habitat. This is a compilation of data merely for informational purposes. The NJDEP does not warrant or guarantee the quality or completeness of the content on this website. State of New Jersey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

Shellfish Map - Description Updated File Name Format
Bayville to Oyster Creek--Soft Clam and Hard Clam 1986 map_018
Barnegat Bay (Lower) Hard Clam Distribution 2012 map_058
Barnegat Bay (Central) Hard Clam Distribution 2012 map_059
Barnegat Bay (Upper) Hard Clam Distribution 2012 map_060
Great Egg Harbor River--Shellfish and Oysters 1984 map_023
Little Egg Harbor to Longport 1963 map_001
Little Egg Harbor Bay 1987 map_019
Little Egg Harbor Bay 2011 map_057 JPG
Little Egg Harbor Bay - Hard Clam 2001 map_006
Little Egg Inlet to Mullica River--Hard Clam Density 1988 map_021
Long Branch to Manasquan Inlet 1963 map_005
Longport to Cape May 1963 map_003
Manasquan Inlet to Little Egg Harbor 1963 map_002
Manasquan and Metedeconk Rivers--Hard Clam Density 1984 map_015
Manasquan and Metedeconk Rivers--Soft Clam and Blue Mussel Beds 1984 map_016
Mantoloking to Toms River--Soft Clam and Hard Clam 1986 map_017
Mullica River--Shell and Oyster Beds 1984 map_022
Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers--Soft Clam and Oyster Beds 1983 map_012
Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers--Hard Clam Density 1983 map_013
Neptune City/Shark River Hills--Hard Clam 1984 map_011
Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook--Hard Clam 1983 map_008
Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook--Mussels/Oysters 1983 map_009
Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook--Surf and Soft Clams 1983 map_010
Raritan and Sandy Hook Bay - Hard Clam 2000 map_007
Shrewsbury River to Long Branch 1963 map_004
Shark River--Mussel Beds 1984 map_014
Waretown to Stafford--Soft Clam and Hard Clam 1986 map_020
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