Useful & related links

Barnegat Bay Shellfish Forum – 

Material form the 12/14/18 Forum (Also see Updates)

Information is provided in the main categories:

Restoring Shellfish Stocks


Living Shorelines

General Related Information

NJ DEP Bureau of Shellfisheries Link to the site

The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is one of the leading international journals for coastal studies and processes, and is published bi-monthly by the Coastal Education & Research Foundation [CERF].

Report on Barnegat  – Little Egg Harbor Bay

Shellfish Growing Water Classification Chart These charts show where you can harvest Shellfish? First you must obtain a license and you can get a registration form on line. Remember NO harvesting on Sunday!

Interactive Water Classification map of the NJ coast 

NJDEP-Water Monitoring and Standards – The Division of Water Monitoring and Standards provides water quality information to assess and manage New Jersey’s water resources. This information is critical to knowing whether NJ’s waters are safe to swim in, aquatic life is healthy, fish and shellfish are safe to eat, and contributes information on whether water sources are safe to use.
The Barnegat Bay estuary is a habitat that supports many species of plants and animals. 
The goal of this website is to provide information about the various species of shellfish in Barnegat Bay and their environment.

The problem is NITROGEN! What can we do about it?

Project Terrapin Instructor: John Wnek, MATES. Join us on our quest to study and conserve the diamondback terrapins in Barnegat Bay, NJ! If you’d like to learn even more than this blog can detail, feel free to sign up for an Earthwatch Expedition to assist us in the field this summer. We look forward to meeting you and sharing some adventures! See babies hatching

The Tuckerton Seaport is a working maritime village, is located along the Tuckerton Creek. This one-of-a-kind attraction, in the heart of historic Tuckerton NJ, brings the Jersey Shore’s maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits and hands-on activities. Discover the Jersey Shore’s unique maritime heritage and the interaction between culture and nature on the Barnegat Bay. There is always a lot going on there.  Check it out. Sign up for their news letter to receive reminders.

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) is one of the 27 national estuarine reserves created to promote the responsible use and management of the nation’s estuaries through a program combining scientific research, education, and stewardship. You will not believe all the stuff that they do!  Visit the web site and sign up for their news letter.

Tide Predictions REALLY good tide charts for Barnegat Bay. These are corrected for the local time. Scroll down to your location and then click on prediction.

East Coast Shellfish Growers Assn Be sure to check out their library! The East Coast Shellfish Growers Association is a non-profit entity created to facilitate the growth of the aquaculture industry on the Eastern Seaboard.

The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program)

Marine Resources Programming for Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension Located  in Ocean County, RCRE has two marine agents working throughout Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties. Gef and Cara are currently working together on both the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program and the Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension Seafood Safety Website.

This site provides 4 very useful links listed below.

Sedge Island Natural Resource Educational Center See the bay in action. Interested in earning professional development credits in a fun and unique setting while learning about NJ’s remarkable estuarine environment? We have the opportunity for you! The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife offers an extraordinary learning experience at our Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, located within NJ’s first Marine Conservation Zone, just off Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay.

Oyster Gardening

Museum of NJ Maritime History One of the best maritime museums on the entire east coast. You will see antique diving equipment and thousands of pictures, charts and artifacts. There are many truly interactive exhibits including DVD’s, and interactive computers. Wonderful lectures by historians and experienced divers. Museum of NJ Maritime History 528 Dock Rd. (609) 492-0202

LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences The Science Committee focuses its efforts on educating the community about the need to preserve and protect the ecology of LBI and Barnegat Bay. In the winter they host interactive lectures tackling today’s most pressing environmental and scientific issues in an easy-to-understand format. During the summer they devote part of their 22 acres to aliving laboratory where people can learn first-hand about wetlands, terrapin (turtle) hatchery, rain gardens and alternative energy.


Annual Report