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RCTB Phytoplankton Research 2022 – Data Graphs By Location


This research is part of the Save Barnegat Bay Student Grant Program with funding from the RCTB Lou Fellner Memorial Fund.  RCTB has been growing shellfish at 10 or more locations in the Barnegat Bay Estuary since 2005. Shellfish including: clams, scallops, oysters, and mussels are affected in many ways by the food that they […]

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July 1, 2022


Rutgers Marine Extension Program Seminar Series – Interesting


Program listing – Recordings aren’t posted publicly, but, can be requested by people who have registered for the seminars. Additionally, recordings and slides for many of the seminars are available via email request to Kelly (kjurgensen@co.ocean.nj.us) or Doug (zemeckis@njaes.rutgers.edu). The Marine Extension Program Seminar Series (MEPSS) provides stakeholders with the opportunity to learn about research and […]

April 20, 2022



Offshore Wind Notices and Comment Opportunities 22622


Given the fast pace of offshore wind energy development, the Council is no longer posting individual notices to mariners on this web page. Instead, we encourage individuals to use the wind developer pages linked below to view recent notices or sign up to receive updates via email. This change is intended to help ensure that […]


Offshore Wind Notices and Comment Opportunities 022622


This page is managed jointly by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the New England Fishery Management Council. For general information about offshore wind energy in the Northeast region, please visit the Joint MAFMC/NEFMC Offshore Wind Page.

March 14, 2022


ACOUSTIC IMPACTS OF OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY ON FISHERY RESOURCES 022622


Because their areas often overlap with essential fisheries habitats, there is a need to understand, mitigate, and manage offshore wind farm impactson fisheries and ecosystems. Activities during all phases of wind farm lifetimes produceunderwater sound, a concern because high noise levels and/or persistent anthropogenicnoise can impact marine life in many ways. Here, we review the […]



Fisheries Economics of the United States Report, 2018, 022622


November 15, 2021 Fisheries Economics of the United States (FEUS) is an annual report that provides economic statistics on the nation’s commercial fishing and seafood industry and recreational fisheries and marine-related businesses.


Proposed Sale Notice Fisheries Meetings: NY Bight: Scallops, Mixed Trawl, Surf Clams and Recreational.  020522, 021922, 022622


On July 20 and 22 BOEM hosted a series of working meetings regarding the New York Bight Proposed Sale Notice.  Four two-hour meetings were held focusing on primary fisheries that operate in the NY Bight: Scallops, Mixed Trawl, Surf Clams and Recreational. 

February 12, 2022



Mid -Atlantic Ocean Data Portal 020522, 022622


Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an ocean planning resource center, and the Marine Planner, an Interactive mapping tool.


What happened after a wind farm was built near the lobster capital of Europe 042421


By Clarisa Diaz Things Reporter Published July 1, 2021 Offshore wind is a huge opportunity for the US but the fishing industry is worried about its businesses. Notably, the lobster industry pushed for the moratorium on wind farms near Maine’s coast that advanced through the local state legislature yesterday.

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July 5, 2021


Oyster Farmers Who Feared Going Broke Brace for a ‘Bonkers’ Summer


“When restaurants closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nationwide market for oysters cratered. That’s not the end of the story” This Article has a number of valuable links.

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June 13, 2021


Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science – 042421, 020522, 022622


The Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science project consists of two integrated components, a virtual workshop and a published report, which together have the overarching purpose of enhancing regional and national understanding of existing science and data gaps related to offshore wind energy interactions with fish and fisheries. topic include: ECOSYSTEM EFFECTS, […]

April 28, 2021



RESPONSIBLE OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE – 042421


We are a broad membership-based coalition of fishing industry associations and fishing companies committed to improving the compatibility of new offshore development with their businesses.

April 17, 2021


The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) – 042421, 020522, 022622


The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), founded in 2019, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation. ROSA’s objective is to be a trusted resource that enables scientific research, increases efficiency, deepens understanding, and facilitates collaboration.


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory – Rutgers


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is dedicated to research, education, and extension in support of sustainable shellfish and finfish resources and fisheries. Links to other information is available form this site – SRL maintains four facilities in southern New Jersey: The Bivalve Laboratory The Cape Shore Laboratory The Aquaculture Innovation Center (AIC) The AIC Administration […]

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March 31, 2021


Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind – Home Page 042421, 020522, 021922


Site provides a great deal of well organized general knowledge and insight into the Atlantic Shores project east of Long Beach Island. Information is provides in categories that include Mariners and then a resources section: FAQ, Wind Energy Virtual Lesson, Wind Facts

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March 3, 2021


“Ask a Barnegat Bay Scientist” Summer 2020 Webinars


Found at the Barnegat Bay Partnership website – Very useful series includes: Don’t Harass the Seagrass! Tuckerton Oyster Reef Fisheries in Barnegat Bay: Overview of the Biology, Assessment, and Management The Turtle Truth About Barnegat Bay’s Diamondback Terrapins

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February 25, 2021


Offshore wind farm increased tourism


Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island.

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January 20, 2021


Oyster buyback program revitalizes growers, rebuilds reefs


ANDREW S. LEWIS | DECEMBER 24, 2020 | ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT – NJ Spotlight News Once oysters are purchased from growers along the East Coast, they’re used to ‘reseed’ damaged and dying reefs in New Jersey waters and elsewhere

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December 24, 2020


Florida Closes Apalachicola Bay Until 2025 to Conserve Oysters


Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency voted unanimously Wednesday to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of 2025, dealing a blow to an area that historically produced 90% of the state’s oysters and 10% of the nation’s.

December 17, 2020


Garden State Seafood Association


The GSSA site provides information about its members and many useful links to other government and professional sites. GSSA Board Members Roy Diehl Belford Seafood Cooperative. Belford, NJ. Jim Harris F/V Abracadabra. Cape May, NJ. Dan LaVecchia LaMonica Fine Foods, Millville NJ. Jim Lovgren Point Pleasant Cooperative. Point Pleasant, NJ. Sam Martin Atlantic Capes Fisheries. […]

November 20, 2020


A Practical Manual for Remote Setting in Virginia – 2009 funded by the Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program. Oyster set


Reclam the Bay uses this as the guide to its Remote Set Program. For Oyster and living shoreline restoration. It will be helpful for people wishing to understand how to grow spat on a substrate that can be used in an oyster reef or to use oysters as part of a living shoreline

November 4, 2020


Seafood Watch Recommendations


Seafood Watch recommendations show you which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”

September 30, 2020


Barnegat Bay Species Database – Field guide


Great online “Field Guide.” Maintained by The Barnegat Bay Partnership a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations that work together with the communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed to help restore, protect, and enhance the water quality and natural resources of the Barnegat Bay and its watershed. Homepage


Bill Goes Scalloping out of Barnegat Light NJ


Seven Minutes – We go “down the shore” then out to sea to understand what goes into harvesting your beautiful dayboat Scallops. Thanks so much Viking Village – Barnegat Light for allowing us to go out with you!



Complete 2020 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST


Contents 11 Marine Regulations — Finfish 14 Marine Species Identification 16 Marine Regulations — Mollusks and Crustaceans 17 State Seasons, Minimum Size and Possession Limits Chart 18 Federal Recreational Fishing Regulations 19 Shellfish and Non-Commercial Crab Pot License Information 22 Skillful Angler Recognition Program 24 New Jersey State Record Marine Sport Fish 26 Health Advisories […]


Biofouling Control Strategies A Field Guide for Maryland Oyster Growers


This field guide is meant to be carried on board the vessel for quick use in identifying common biofouling organisms in the Chesapeake Bay. For each species, “Description” gives an overview of how the organism looks and functions; “Habitat” indicates areas of the Bay where they may be found; “Operational Effects” tells how the species […]

August 6, 2020


People and clams have a more complex history than you might think


The relationship between clams and humans is deeper than just chowder. We’ve been interacting with the bivalves for thousands of years, according to a new study, and the animals have actually thrived under human management.

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June 30, 2020


Status and Trends of Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, Shellfish Populations in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey


This was topic from the May 19, 2020 Stewardship class. The main goal of this paper is to review the historical and current status of hard clam populations in BB-LEH and evaluate their potential for rehabilitation under present environmental conditions.

May 21, 2020


Tide Chart for Manahawkin Bridge


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick

May 14, 2020


Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal


Extremely useful – A series of interactive maps published on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal illustrates the shifts that have taken place over the last five decades by several commercially and recreationally important fish species living along the East Coast.

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April 21, 2020


Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring


The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring is involved in many aspects of the State’s coastal water quality for both public and ecological health. New Jersey participates in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), which is recognized by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC; New Jersey is a member of the conference) This is a link […]

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November 12, 2019


The Barnegat Bay Partnership’s (BBP) Shellfish Working Group


The Barnegat Bay Partnership’s (BBP) Shellfish Working Group (SWG) is an ad-hoc committee formed in May 2014 under the purview of the BBP Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) as set forth in the STAC charter document.

October 16, 2019


Hard Clams as Indicators of Suspended Particulates in Barnegat Bay


Final Report for the Project: “Assessment of summer-fall conditioning of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, in the Barnegat Bay estuary in relation to clam size and environmental conditions April 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 Dr. V. Monica Bricelj, Rutgers University,, Principal Investigator Rick

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September 18, 2019


Fish For Tomorrow


Commercial fishermen and research scientists working together to ensure sustainable fisheries. ‘The Miracle at Sea’ is an example of the resurgence of the scallop industry. Scientists discuss steps taken to increase the yield of scallop beds. The following is an excerpt from the 60 minute documentary “Fish for Tomorrow.” Rick

August 31, 2019


Viking Village


At Viking Village, we are dedicated to keeping all local and U.S. fishermen fishing and harvesting responsibly. We take pride in being leaders in a program emphasizing responsibly caught fish and scallops, ensuring minimal impact on the environment and fish habitat. We work closely with the National Marine Fisheries Service, including the Fisheries councils and […]


Shellfish Water Classification Chart – New Jersey DEP Bureau of Shellfisheries


The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring classifies shellfish growing waters in order to protect the public from health risks associated with the consumption of shellfish. 

August 26, 2019




The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) – Army Corps of Engineers – US ACE rlbi3


THE GOALS OF THE NACCS ARE TO: Provide a risk management framework, consistent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/USACE Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles; and Support resilient coastal communities and robust, sustainable coastal landscape systems, considering future sea level and climate change scenarios, to manage risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure.

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Report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.

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