The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has determined that the coastal waters of Sandy Hook Bay are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish in accordance with the Shellfish Growing Water Classification rules at N.J.A.C. 7:12. Accordingly, the Department is reopening, effective at sunrise (7:12 A.M.) on December 15, 2012, the following waters and returns them to their prior classification:
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.
For more information, including links to the Administrative Order reopening the waters and a map of the area, see
http://www.nj.gov/dep/bmw/news.html#reopen121512 on the NJDEP Marine Water Monitoring website.
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