The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the opening of the oyster beds located at the mouth of the Mullica River, known as Fitney Bit, Oysterbed Point and the Reef Bed, to a limited three day oyster harvest season. The season will commence on Thursday, November 3, 2011 and end on Saturday, November 5, 2011 (daily harvest times are sunrise to sunset). The harvest is open to all commercial and recreational shellfish license holders.

Recreational shellfish license holders will be limited to 150 oysters or clams, in aggregate, per day. As per the Atlantic Coast Harvest Season regulations, shellfish harvest will be limited to hand tongs only.

For more information, including charts of the oyster beds area, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2011/oysterharvest_fall11.htm on the division’s website.

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