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How climate change could sink NJ’s tax base — and not just at the Shore – MICHAEL SOL WARREN, JOHN UPTON | OCTOBER 3, 2022


As flooding associated with rising seas and intensifying rainfall gets worse, a hidden danger lurks, one that threatens to crimp the ability of New Jersey’s coastal towns to fund their essential operations.

October 6, 2022


Living Shorelines – by Joe Guastella – 032622


This presentation was part of the LBI foundations Science Saturday program. It was presented in March of 2022 – This session will tell you about projects that are underway, what we are learning and how much still needs to be done.

September 29, 2022


East Coast Shellfish Growers Association – Gef Flimlin


Gef Flimlin founded the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Project which was the beginning of ReClam the Bay i 2005. This article Provides an update and explains his long involvement with hard clams

September 26, 2022


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Issue #4 August 8, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links related to o Questions prompted by a recent article in The Sandpaper regarding visibility of the offshore wind o The timeline for the creation and release of the final version of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the current Atlantic Shores project o Extension of the deadline for public comment […]

September 17, 2022


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 3 July 11, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links related to o tourism and the presence of offshore wind energy farms o the comparison of an image recently published in The Sandpaper from Save LBI, Inc and a publicly accessible simulation image o navigation lights at the base of the offshore wind turbines o virtual public meetings to discuss […]


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 2 June 13, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links and information related to o the effect of the wind turbines on right whales o the impact of the wind farm on migratory birds o aviation lighting at night on the wind turbines o fact checking, per readers’ questions


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 1 May 9, 2022


This Round-Up edition includes links related to the o effect of noise on marine life o cost of electricity o impact of turbines on the Cold Pool o Rutgers study on the visibility of the wind turbines o lawsuit filed against Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”)


Tiny oysters play big role in stabilizing eroding shorelines – Mordecai Island, Waretown


As sea levels rise and buildings by coasts are increasingly endangered, communities around the world are turning to the small but mighty oyster to help stabilize shorelines By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press August 28, 2022,

August 29, 2022


NJ Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture


This website is the result of a multi-agency effort to provide both new and existing shellfish growers with resources on a variety of topics related to commercial shellfish aquaculture in New Jersey all in one place. This includes, but is not limited to: leasing, permitting, and safe harvest and handling practices. Each aquaculture operation in […]


The State of High Tide Flooding and 2022 Outlook – High Water1


High-tide flooding, often referred to as “king tides,” “nuisance,” or “sunny day” flooding, is becoming increasingly common due to years of sea level rise. High Tide Flooding (HTF) is defined as the overflow or excess accumulation of ocean water at high tide that covers low-lying areas, and typically occurs when tides reach anywhere from 1.75 […]

August 20, 2022


NJ to Fund Water Quality Improvement Projects June 08, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch High Water, Funding


New Jersey recently took a significant step forward with the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of final “Intended Use Plans,” which include billions of dollars of requests for water-quality improvement and public-health protection projects. The potential projects include a range of upgrades to drinking water, storm water and waste water treatment systems.

August 19, 2022


DEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Grants High Water1, Funding


As part of its efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems and to provide technical assistance to municipal, county and utility authorities for resilience planning.


NJDOT Mum on Adequacy of New Causeway Storm Water System Questions Remain Unanswered for Nearly Three Months August 17, 2022 By Gina G. Scala – High Water1


Surf City Councilman Peter Hartney is calling out N.J. Department of Transportation officials for failing to address questions about the effectiveness of the new storm water system being built at the entrance to Long Beach Island as part of the final phase of the multi-year, federally funded Causeway expansion and rehabilitation project.


Building Rules Eyed to Comply With Flood Safety August 17, 2022 By Maria Scandale – High Water1


Barnegat Light Borough Council introduced an ordinance revising “floodplain management regulations” pursuant to state law and federal flood insurance requirements at its monthly meeting Aug. 10. Similar measures have been passed by other Long Beach Island towns.


NJDEP Commissioner Delivers Climate Change Adaptation Remarks to Senate, Assembly August 17, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch – High Water1


N.J. Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette testified last week before a joint meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee about the importance of coastal resilience. As the commissioner noted, “Climate change is the single greatest threat to our communities, economies and way of life […]


Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD or District) awarded $961,227 for NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project (Conservation Opportunities Advancing Sustainable Technologies for Aquaculture Leases


The overarching goals of the NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project are to promote aquatic habitat on shellfish leases and enhance water quality throughout the Coastal Bays of New Jersey (with a focus on the Barnegat and Great Bay region) by increasing producer participation in NRCS conservation programs. An additional goal……. More

August 17, 2022


Stockton to Monitor New Mill Creek Oyster Reef


Restoration Efforts Expand with a Second Reef Christine Thompson, assistant associate professor of Marine Science, and students will track the growth and survivorship of the oysters that were planted by Dale Parsons, a fifth-generation oyster farmer of Parsons Seafood in Tuckerton, and how they improve water quality.

August 14, 2022


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


New Jersey Bureau of Stormwater Permitting


Tier A municipalities are generally located within the more densely populated regions of the state or along or near the coast. The Tier A permit addresses stormwater quality issues related to both new and existing development.

June 1, 2022


New Jersey Storm Water.org – stormwater


Welcome to NJDEP’s stormwater web site for stormwater management professionals and permittees. Here you’ll find links to technical information, guidance materials, forms, and applications. General guidance and resources regarding stormwater runoff are also available at www.cleanwaternj.org.

May 30, 2022



The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up – Number 1 May 9, 2022, – 020522, 0201922, 022622


The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up endeavors to periodically provide a review of recent research efforts in which the effects of offshore wind farms have been studied. This Round-Up edition includes links related to the o effect of noise on marine life o cost of electricity o impact of turbines on the Cold Pool o Rutgers […]

May 16, 2022


SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Flooding 1


Evolution of mid-Atlantic coastal and back-barrier estuary environments in response to a hurricane: Implications for barrier-estuary connectivity

May 14, 2022


SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Impact of Inlet Closures on Water Volumes in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, U.S.A. – Flooding 2 – flood gates


This paper describes the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the volume of water in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and the potential for inlet closures to reduce that volume, had they been in place at the time of the storm.


SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Superstorm Sandy-related Morphologic and Sedimentologic Changes in an Estuarine System: Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New JerseyFlooding 3 – Filling in


In order to better understand and ultimately predict short-term morphologic and sedimentologic changes in coastal systems, a comprehensive research approach is required but is often difficult to achieve given the diversity of data required. This Paper combined these pre-storm data with similar post-storm data from the estuary and pre- and post-storm topographic data from the […]


USGS Study Finds Bay Water Levels Unchanged After Sandy – Barnegat Bay Flooding


In an effort to assess whether Sandy-cased alterations in the topography of the bay caused changes in the water levels, researchers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) compared the relationship in the water levels in the ocean and the bay before and after Sandy.

May 13, 2022


The Climate Capitalist


Our Mission and Team. “There is no greater imperative driving investment decisions today than climate change,” says Doug McKeige, our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “The Climate Capitalist aims to arm investors – as well as policy makers and corporate leaders – with informed analysis of the energy and power markets, and target opportunities for enhanced returns.”

May 10, 2022


International Energy Agency


The IEA is committed to shaping a secure and sustainable energy future for all Our work spans a variety of programmes and initiatives, helping ensure energy security, tracking clean energy transitions, collecting data, or providing training around the world

May 2, 2022


The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions


Minerals are essential components in many of today’s rapidly growing clean energy technologies – from wind turbines and electricity networks to electric vehicles. Demand for these minerals will grow quickly as clean energy transitions gather pace. This new World Energy Outlook Special Report provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex links between […]

May 1, 2022


New Jersey Coastal Coalition


The New Jersey Coastal Coalition is a group of New Jersey waterfront communities that meet monthly in a workshop setting, to discuss common municipal flooding issues. Formed in response to the 2012 Super Storm Sandy, we have met regularly since January 2013. Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month at various […]

April 30, 2022


Borough of Barnegat Light-


Welcome to the Borough of Barnegat Light Barnegat Light is situated on the northern tip of Long Beach Island. We are a quaint, family oriented seashore town. We have something to offer to everyone. The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is a popular destination for climbing the lighthouse, picnicking and fishing. We offer beautiful spacious beaches, […]

April 21, 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


Horseshoe Island Management Plan – Interesting


The area that comprises both Little Egg and Brigantine Inlets in Atlantic County is one of the most dynamic ecosystems in New Jersey. It includes the only undeveloped and unmanaged inlets for over 100 miles. Little Egg Inlet intersects critically important habitat located within the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), managed by the […]

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April 18, 2022


A NEW ISLAND FOR BIRDS EMERGES ALONG THE NEW JERSEY COAST April 15th, 2022 By Todd Pover, Senior Wildlife Biologist – Interesting


http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/blog/2022/04/15/a-new-island-for-birds-emerges-along-the-new-jersey-coast/ Something unusual and exciting has happened just off the coast of New Jersey; a new island that has become a haven for birds has formed. Located on the southern edge of the Little Egg Inlet, the island is about 1000 feet offshore of Little Beach Island, a Unit of the Edwin B. Forsythe National […]

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April 16, 2022


Someone Explains How Poland Uses Clams To Control Its Water Supply And It’s Pretty Crazy – Interesting


While it seems that various technologies are completely taking over many different parts of human life, it appears that even some man-made things are better left to nature…

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April 15, 2022


LBT Field Station 31222


Our mission is to offer an immersive and experiential facility, that will go beyond simple education. The hands-on programming we will develop and implement will inspire behavior change and show the value of our coastal heritage.

March 16, 2022


New Jersey Bay Islands Restoration Planner 31222


Welcome to the beta (draft) version of the New Jersey Bay Islands Explorer – a decision-support tool for managing NJ’s bay islands from Metedeconk River south to Beach Haven / Little Egg Inlet.


BOEM Fact Sheet 22622


BOEM Fact Sheet BOEM manages the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).



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


Offshore Wind team 022622


OFFSHORE WIND TEAM The RUCOOL Offshore Wind team develops and advances the science that informs decision-making around offshore wind, both at a state and national level. We do this through research using both observations and models, and extensive engagement with stakeholders on the issues important to this new industry


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 […]



OFFSHORE WIND FARM ARTIFICIAL REEFS AFFECT ECOSYSTEM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONING A Synthesis 022622


OFFSHORE WIND FARM ARTIFICIAL The submerged parts of their structures act as artificial reefs, providing new habitats and likely affecting fisheries resources. While acknowledging that the footprints of these structures may result in loss of habitat, usually soft sediment, we focus on how the artificial reefs established by OWFs affect ecosystem structure and functioning.


BOEM Fact Sheet 022622


BOEM oversees the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources


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.


he Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) 021222


The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) is creating knowledge of our ocean planet by pushing the limits of science and new technologies while inspiring future generations of ocean explorers.


Coastal Restoration Toolkit 030522


Take Action to Restore Our Coastlines Find tools and information you need to launch a restoration project in your community.

March 5, 2022



Living Shorelines Academy 030522


Learn about living shorelines – what they are, how they are designed and built, and howthey serve our coastal habitats and communities. Whether you are a property ownerlooking for alternatives to mitigate erosion on your shoreline property, or a contractor ora policy maker looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the design andpermitting of […]


Partners Collaborate to Protect Bay Islands Federal Grant Will Fund Restoration of Land Off Long Beach Township November 25, 2021 031222


Partners Collaborate to Protect Bay Islands (You will need to Join the Sandpaper, no charge,  to reed this) A couple years back, Long Beach Township and Harvey Cedars joined with a number of partners – including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, Stockton University Coastal Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, […]



Simulations For The Visibility Of The Atlantic Shores Project, 020522


 These simulations show what visibility might be under “very clear conditions.” it is for the initial project in the southern lease area can also be found in the COP on BOEM’s website at. This PDF is broken down by Key Observation Points (KOPS) which include, among others, the Long Beach Island Arts and Sciences Foundation […]


Atlantic Shores Virtual Open House 020522, 021922


This site provides “Rooms” each room contains a presentation a topic like Visualization, Fishing the Environment, etc. There is a segment in the video where there is a discussion of visibility impacts from Beach Haven along with renderings.  The screenshots show renderings from Beach Haven on a day with “clear conditions” and another with ‘overcast […]


Atlantic Shores Plan 020522, 021922


Atlantic Shores’ first project currently under review by BOEM is in the southern portion of the lease off of Atlantic City and that portion alone will include up to 200 turbines.  All of the details of the project can be found in Atlantic Shores’ COP which is on BOEM’s website. The COP is thousands of […]


Ocean Wind Construction and Operations Plan 020522, 021922


This provides the entire plan (COP) including the appendix which addresses the items covered in the solicitation.  Example – Appendix J – Marine Mammal Supplementary Material,  Note: some of the Appendix Appendix B – Safety Management System Contains Confidential Information – Not for Public Disclosure:


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. 



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.


BOEM will hold a wind energy auction on Feb. 23, 2022, – NY Bight 020522, 022622


On Jan. 12, 2022, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that BOEM will hold a wind energy auction on Feb. 23, 2022, for more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight. This will be the first offshore wind energy auction under the Biden-Harris Administration.



New Jersey Offshore Wind Solicitations 020522, 022622


Very comprehensive starting place. However, some of the information is somewhat dated. Information is categorized: Offshore Wind, Strategic Plan, BOEM, Solicitations, Transmission, Stakeholder Involvement


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)020522, 021922, 022622


The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).



National Offshore Wind Strategy 020522, 021922


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its Wind Energy Technologies Office, and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), through its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), have jointly produced this updated national strategy to facilitate the responsible development of offshore wind energy in the United States.


US Army Corps of Engineers USACE New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study 12922


New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management StudyThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the release of a draft report for the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more […]

January 29, 2022



Impact of Inlet Closures on Surge Response in New Jersey Back Bays Mary A. Cialone, Gregory Slusarczyk 12922


The in-depth study presented in this paper includes numerical modeling and analysis of the effects of storm surge barriers (inlet closures) on water levels in the back bays of New Jersey during storm events.


United States Department of Commerce – NOAA Letter of November 10th, 2021 12922


Excerpt from the letter -We recognize that the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR 1508.28) and USACE (33 CFR 230.13) regulations allow NEPA studies for large, complex projects such as this one to be carried out in a multi-stage or “tiered” process and that NEPA documents prepared using this approach to describe the project […]


Barnegat Bay Partnership letter of October 12, 2021 12922


Excerpt from the letter – We have significant concerns and questions about this report and the project currently proposed as the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). First, the project does not appear to meet the stated project management framework, resilient community, sustainable landscape, or risk to ecosystem reduction purposes. Second, the project description is both incomplete […]


United States Department of the interior Letter of October 12th 2021 12922


Excerpt from the letter – The TSP identifies numerous strategies and alternatives throughout the Study Area to reduce coastal storm risk and the effects of SLC. The TSP also identifies numerous impacts to the aquatic environment, including the filling of over 154 acres of wetlands (Draft Integrated Report pp. xv), mud flats, submerged aquatic vegetation, […]


New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection letter of October 12, 2021 12922


Excerpt from the letter – – A project of this scope and magnitude could have numerous environmental impacts throughout the NJBB region, the nature and extent of which must be identified prior to arriving at a final recommended plan. At this early stage in the planning process, it does not appear that the level of […]


United States Environmental Protection Agency letter of October 12, 2021 12922


Closing paragraph – At this stage USACE acknowledges that the TSP could have adverse impacts on aquatic and other resources, though additional studies are necessary to determine precise engineering components and associated impacts. Based on the current level of analysis, the project is expected to directly affect over 153 acres of aquatic habitat. It is […]


The MyCoast: New Jersey. Help Document our Changing Coast rlbi1


The MyCoast: New Jersey portal is used to collect and analyze photos of coastal events and places. Photos are linked to data about weather and tides to create reports that help stakeholders like government agencies, business owners, and residents to understand coastal change and make informed decisions.

November 1, 2021


5 Prepare yourself for flooding – 7 Min. rlbi1, 030522


Session 5 in a 5 Part series. In addition to looking out for your home and community, there are things to do to keep yourself safe in the time of flooding. Here are some simple yet important things to do.


4 Prepare you home for flooding – 8 Min. – rlbi1, 030522


Session 4 in a 5 part series. Living this close to nature, we need to understand what can happen and how to prepare our home to stand up to the elements. And realize that what we do, or don’t do, impacts our neighbors and our community.


3 Understand and visualize flooding – 10 Min. rlbi1, 030522


This shows some tools to help people see what is happening and to use “Flood Mapper” to set up a variety of conditions to see where the water will go.



1 Sharted Understanding of flooding – 8 Min rlbi1, 030522


Session 1 in a 5 part series. It explains the nature of the flooding that residents and visitors to Long Beach Island are experiencing.


Eye Opener – Seeing the Flooding – 3 Min.rlbi1


 Based on tidal flooding events during October of 2021, this session shows a number of flood problem areas in Surf City, NJ. The goal is to elevate awareness of the situation. rlbi1


Resilient LBI rlbi1, 031922


This is a “mooring” for the Resilient Long Beach Island (LBI) project, its research and findings, its outreach and recommendations.

October 18, 2021


Resilient NJ – Climate Resilience Design and Engineering rlbi2, 3522, 031922


The Bureau of Climate Resilience Design and Engineering (BCRDE), within the Climate and Flood Resilience Program, provides design, engineering, and construction support to New Jersey’s communities to improve climate resilience. This explains where RNJ fits into the big picture


BOEM Overview Meeting March 30, 2021 – Wind Energy


On March 30, 2021, BOEM published a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Ocean Wind, LLC’s Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore New Jersey. BOEM’s scoping process is intended to identify what should be considered in the Ocean Wind COP EIS. Throughout the scoping process, there will be multiple opportunities to […]

September 19, 2021


Home Page New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Army Corps of Engineers rlbi3


This is the Home page for the report with many other useful links.  DRAFT REPORT & TIER 1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTAugust 2021, VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS INFOSeptember 2021, STUDY BACKGROUND, INTERIM REPORT (MARCH 2019), ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATIONhttps://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/New-Jersey-Back-Bays-Study/

August 31, 2021


New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Draft Feasibility Study and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (August 2021) ***note: report and appendices were modified on 23 AUG to adjust pagination, metadata, and formatting***rlbi3


The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more than 18,000 structures to reduce the risk of flood damages associated with storm surge. It’s important to note that the plan is subject to change. It has not yet been approved by higher […]


In a Summer of Deadly Deluges, New Research Shows How Global Warming Fuels Flooding rlbi2


In a Summer of Deadly Deluges, New Research Shows How Global Warming Fuels Flooding New attribution research shows that climate change primed the pump and increased the odds of deadly July floods in northwestern Europe.

August 25, 2021


Inside Clean Energy: Three Charts that Show the Energy Transition in 50 States


The Energy Information Administration reported last week that, for the first time ever, the United States generated more electricity from renewable sources in 2020 than from coal.


Loveladies Homeowners Association – Taxpayers Association


Through the Association you have an opportunity to meet and interact with your neighbors who have similar interests and concerns.

August 22, 2021


Surf City Taxpayer Association


Our Mission: Established in 1986, the Surf City Taxpayer Association (SCTA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer group of individuals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all residents, visitors, and taxpayers of Surf City, through the following: • Facilitating communication between taxpayers and town officials • Organizing and executing Borough-wide civic and social activities […]


Holgate Taxpayers Association


The HTA was founded in July of 1959 by a group of interested and concerned residents. The original name of the organization was the Beach Haven Inlet Taxpayer’s Association. The HTA provides a means of communication and information for property owners while monitoring the local governing body. We host an annual meeting with the township […]


Foundation Talk on Wind Farms Boosts Economic Benefits 42421


Foundation Talk on Wind Farms Boosts Economic Benefits May 10, 2021 An hour-long online “Wind Power Talk” hosted by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on April 24 and moderated by Science Committee Chair Rick Bushnell was too short to answer all the questions by the 70-plus participants who joined via […]


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


Coyotes in New Jersey: History, Ecology, and Management 060521


History of Coyotes in New Jersey, Eastern Coyote Ecology and Behavior, Eastern Coyote Ecology and Behavior, Human-Coyote Coexistence, Management Strategies, References – ByKathleen Kerwin, Program Associate, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources Kaci Shu, Doctoral student, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources Christian Crosby, Doctoral student, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources […]

July 3, 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


A modelling evaluation of electromagnetic fields emitted by buried subsea power cables and encountered by marine animals: considerations for marine renewable energy development – 042421


Abstract The expanding marine renewable energy industry will increase the prevalence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from power cables in coastal waters. Assessments of environmental impacts are required within licensing/permitting processes and increased prevalence of cables will increase questions concerning EMF emissions and potential cumulative impacts.



Rutgers Science and Technical Advisory Panel Report – 020621


Sea level rise projections by year and what they mean for flooding on our coast.

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Long Beach Township – Flood Awareness – 020621rlbi1


Flood Information – A wealth of information including flood awareness, regulations, preparedness, and insurance.

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Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Risk Management Project – 020621


The New Jersey Atlantic Ocean coastline extends from Sandy Hook to Cape May, New Jersey, covering a range of approximately 130 miles.  Ten federally authorized coastal storm risk management projects have been constructed along the Philadelphia District’s New Jersey coastline This site provides links to all the projects

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Orsted -042421


Learn more about Ørsted, the world’s most sustainable energy company


MyCoast: New Jersey


The MyCoast: New Jersey portal is used to collect and analyze photos of coastal events and places. Photos are linked to data about weather and tides to create reports that help stakeholders like government agencies, business owners, and residents to understand coastal change and make informed decisions.

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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


Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Development: Values and Implications for Recreation and Tourism – 042421, 020522


This report documents an effort to estimate the potential effect of offshore wind power on recreational beach use on the East Coast of the United States. This project was funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which considers such effects when evaluating project approvals, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which […]


Conservation by Design 2.0 Guidance Document


The Nature Conservancy: https://www.nature.org/en-us/ This version of Conservation by Design, CbD 2.0, is centered on four key advances: 1) explicit consideration of linkages between people and nature, 2) design interventions focused on creating systemic change, 3) integration of spatial planning with the development of new conservation strategies, and 4) robustly drawing upon and building the […]


The ‘LBI Coalition for Wind Without Impact’ – 042421, 020522


Our coalition is led by Beach Haven resident Dr. Bob Stern, an engineer who previously managed the office in the U.S. Department of Energy that oversaw the protection of the environment as it relates to energy programs and projects. ​​Our goal is two-fold: -To ensure that the wind project off LBI is moved to the […]



New Jersey Offshore Wind Solicitation #2 – 042421


The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“BPU” or “Board”) is soliciting Applications to secure Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (“ORECs”) targeting 1,200 MW to 2,400 MW of offshore wind capacity. The Board seeks to promote robust competition in this solicitation and future solicitations to support the continued development of the offshore wind industry in […]

April 22, 2021



ROSA Research and Monitoring Recommendations – Wind Projects – 042421, 020522, 022622


ROSA has created this page to provide those involved with the alliance with resources that may be relevant to exploring the interactions between offshore wind and fisheries.

April 17, 2021


Opportunities for Public Participation in Offshore Wind Planning in New Jersey – 042421


February 2020 This guide provides New Jersey citizens with background information regarding the developing offshore wind energy sector, how to be engaged in that process, and links to additional resources. Prepared for the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance Matthew Campo, Senior Research Specialist, Environmental Analysis & Communications Group, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; […]


Public Participation Road Map for Commercial Offshore Wind Development in Federal Waters – 042421


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) works to identify potential areas for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf (“OCS”) based on extensive public input (the OCS is all submerged lands lying seaward of state coastal waters that are under U.S. jurisdiction). To ensure the process is as complete and transparent as possible, […]


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.



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.


FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Jumpstarts Offshore Wind Energy Projects to Create Jobs – 042421


MARCH 29, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Interior, Energy, Commerce, and Transportation Departments Announce New Leasing, Funding, and Development Goals to Accelerate and Deploy Offshore Wind Energy and Jobs

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April 12, 2021


Gather ‘Round and Talk Some Tempests; One Wind Farm Could Tell a Mighty Tale The Fish Story March 04, 2021 By JAY MANN


Article that provides some perspective on the March ’62 Storm, Super Storm Sandy and the Perfect Storm. It identifies the relationship between warmer sea water and more severe storms both earlier and later in the year. Further, it refers to wind energy as a trade off to fossil fuel.

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April 7, 2021


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


Project WET – Water Education Today


Advancing water education to understand global challenges and inspire local solutions. We envision a world in which action-oriented education enables everyone to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. RCTB Comment – wonderful teaching aids.

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March 23, 2021


Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center 042421, 030522


Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

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March 22, 2021


The Institute for Energy Research (IER)


The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER maintains that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being […]

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Watershed Maps and Mapping Resources


Barnegat Bay Partnership organizations offer interesting and useful maps of watershed resources.

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March 4, 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


Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment To Restore Mordecai Island


The term “Beneficial Use” describes an alternative practice in which dredged sediments are used to support creation or enhancement of coastal habitats like beaches and estuarine wetlands, or in this case, coastal islands. This brief article explains the problem, the work, and the significance.

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“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



US Can Build Largest Wind Industry in the World


Blog post by Lara Skinner entitled The U.S. Can Build the Largest Offshore Wind Industry in the World with a Commitment to Ambitious Climate Action, Racial Justice, and Good Jobs

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February 14, 2021


NJ steelworkers and Wind turbines


Opinion piece about the fit between NJ steelworkers and the crafting of wind turbines for offshore wind farms.

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Pinelands Preservation Alliance


Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Pinelands Adventures, and Rancocas Creek Farm are dedicated to furthering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their staff and their work. We want everyone to enjoy the benefits the Pinelands provides through low-impact nature recreation, clean air and water, and its unique scenic beauty.

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Barnegat Bay Shellfish


The original goal of this website is to provide information about the various species of shellfish in Barnegat Bay and their environment. However, since everything is connected, the site provides more about other species that share the water in Barnegat, Manahawkin and Little Egg Harbor bays and information about the entire watershed

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January 20, 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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Beachgoers Indifferent to Wind Farms


A new study of beachgoers’ attitudes about having to look at offshore wind turbines from the sand found that most are indifferent to the installations at distances greater than five miles.

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Mid-Atlantic Residents See Ocean Health as Major Economic Issue


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 – Monmouth University – Want More Government Action on Environment, Climate Change Protection WEST LONG BRANCH – Eight in 10 residents of Mid-Atlantic states believe the ocean and beaches are important to their economies, including 95% of those living in coastal communities. Report contains much more.

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December 31, 2020


Information Center


There is so much to know about living on the coast. Information Centers provide a great deal of information so you can continue to search on you own. This page is presented to enable people to search other links tagged with INFORMATION CENTER.

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Coastal Science


There is so much to know about living on the coast. The topic of COASTAL SCIENCE provide a great deal of information so you can continue to search on you own. This page is presented to enable people to search other links tagged with COASTAL SCIENCE

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Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute


Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute is a leader in the fields of ocean planning and coastal law and policy. We are committed to supporting the implementation of coastal and ocean management actions and policies based on the best available science at the local, state and regional levels.

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Barnegat Bay Studies and Reports — Barnegat Bay Partnership 12922


This is a searchable database of reports or studies related to Barnegat Bay science, research, and restoration projects.

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December 30, 2020


On New Jersey’s barrier islands, a needed focus on saving bayside seashores rlbi2


NJ Spotlight News Article – A healthy oceanfront provides little solace for the bay sides of New Jersey’s barrier islands, where land elevation is lowest and most homes run to the water’s edge, protected from inundation by nothing more than bulkheads whose heights are becoming less effective with each centimeter of sea-level rise. Ask any local […]

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Offshore Wind Bids – Orsted and Atlantic Shores


Overview of the the NJPBU bids – December of 2020. Provides some back ground.

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December 26, 2020


Final ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NATIONAL REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT (RSM) PROGRAM WRDA 2016 SECTION 1122 BENEFICIAL USE PILOT PROJECT Barnegat Inlet, Ocean County, New Jersey – Beach Replenishment


The purpose of the pilot project is to maintain the Barnegat inlet Federal navigation channel while using the dredged material beneficially through strategic placement in the nearshore zone fronting the Atlantic Ocean beach of the northern portion of Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

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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


CitizenScience.gov


CitizenScience.gov is an official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government. The site provides a portal to three key components: a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist federal practitioners with designing and maintaining their projects, and a gateway to a community […]

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December 19, 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


Just Beneath the Surface


“Just Beneath the Surface” is a mini-documentary series focusing on the Long Beach Island Region as you’ve never seen it. It portrays the best of the outdoors and cultural elements of this area through a new lens, telling stories with cutting edge, quality, high resolution, underwater, and aerial images.

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November 26, 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


The Marine Mammal Stranding Center


Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release, Preserve The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild. In situations where animals may not be released, every effort is made to secure a […]

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October 30, 2020


New Jersey Organizing Project


New Jersey Organizing Project is a grassroots organization made up of people like you – we stand up for New Jersey’s Shore regions and South Jersey. We connect and train community members to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their daily lives. This is a Center of information with many useful links

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October 29, 2020


NY/NJ Baykeeper


NY/NJ Baykeeper is the citizen guardian of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Since 1989, we’ve worked to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the waterways and habitats in the most urban estuary on Earth

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En-Roads By Climate Interactive- 042421


En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. This is a Center of information with many useful […]

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October 21, 2020



The Climate and Flood Resilience Program rlbi2, 030522


The Program consists of four organizational areas: Division of Coastal Engineering Division of Dam Safety and Flood Engineering Division of Program Operations Bureau of Climate Resilience Design Engineering Bureau of Climate Resilience Planning

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Climate Interactive rlbi2


Gate way to very useful interactive tools. Climate Interactive is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank that grew out of MIT Sloan in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Based on a long tradition of system dynamics modeling, our simulations and insights help people see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address climate change, inequity, and related […]

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October 17, 2020


Climate Change 101 for New Jersey rlbi2, 030522, 021222


The NJ Climate Change Resource centerClimate Change 101An Introduction to Climate Change in NJ. This provides links to 6 well written papers CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES SEA LEVEL RISE IN NEW JERSEY: PROJECTIONS AND IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTH, AND EQUITY IN NEW JERSEY […]

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October 9, 2020


Sea Level Rise In New Jersey rlbi1


Presented in the summer of 2020 – A “must” starting place on the topic that includes the problem, the reason, and what can and is being done – Dr. Robert Kopp, Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, shares the latest information on sea level rise (SLR), changing coastal storms, and […]

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October 7, 2020


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center rlbi2, 31222


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center was established by statute in January 2020 to “create and support the use of impartial and actionable science to advance government, public, private, and nongovernmental sector efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, a changing climate.” To that end, our mission is to: Conduct research with real-world applications to New […]

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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


OYSTER NUTRITION


The article contain all you need to know about the benefits and risks of eating oysters

June 17, 2020


Save Barnegat Bay


Save Barnegat Bay was founded in 1971 with the mission to restore and protect the Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem. We advance our mission by being a strong and independent voice for the Bay throughout the watershed, including all of Ocean and part of Monmouth Counties.


What Do You Think of BIG Oysters?


Advisory. This link may not work on all computers This article is not about the Barnegat Bay Watershed but it puts a very interesting “spin” on big oysters, wherever you get them. Oh, and it tells why some real science indicates that oysters, large of small, are really good for you.

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May 23, 2020


Planning Living Shorelines Projects in New Jersey


This guide provides information and resources on the key steps in identifying, planning, and implementing living shorelines in your community.

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May 22, 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


Tide Chart for Seaside Park


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


Tide Chart for Island Beach IBSP


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


Tide Chart for Barnegat Light


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


Tide Chart for Waretown


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


Tide Chart for North Beach


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


Tide Chart for Beach Haven Crest


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


Tide Chart for Tuckerton Creek Entrance


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


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


Engineering With Nature


EWN Initiative Engineering With Nature is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes.this provides links to an Atlas of Projectshttps://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/atlas.html Army Corps of Engineers US ACE Rick

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November 27, 2019


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


National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System – CRS


The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.

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October 28, 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


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP)


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) brings the benefits of the Clean Water Act to the people who live, work, and recreate on our shared waterways. HEP decisions and activities are carried out by staff and partners organized through the committees and work groups.


New Jersey Pinelands Commission


The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to “preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose.”


Stevens Flood Advisory System – 020621 rlbi1


This is a comprehensive flood projection the is based on wind, current, and tide. The tool provides forecasts on many locations. This link is for what they call the East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ but you can select others. Rick

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October 13, 2019


The Wetlands Institute 030522


Mission Statement: – To promote appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, conservation, and education. Goals – Teach people of all ages the value of wetlands and coastal ecosystems for the survival of life on earth Conduct cutting-edge research regarding wetlands and coastal ecosystems Encourage stewardship of these […]

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October 9, 2019


ENGINEERING WITH NATURE TO SUPPORT SYSTEM RESILIENCE: EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE CHANNEL DREDGING AND PLACEMENT IN COASTAL NEW JERSEY


Navigation and Nature: Philaelphia District took action to restore navigation after Sandy, but also looked for opportunities to assist with shoreline & ecosystem recovery and build coastal system resilience with clean dredged sediment Monica Chasten, Project Manager, Operations Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Philadelphia District

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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


Flooding is expected to become more frequent along the barrier island – rlbi1, High Water


September of 2019 – Deals with flooding on Long Beach Island – Amanda Oglesby, Asbury Park Press USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY

September 14, 2019


Mordecai Land Trust 030522


A community-based organization Is using a living shoreline to preserve Mordecai Island as a habitat for breeding and migratory species of indigenous birds and fish and to protect large portions of Beach Haven from flooding. Rick

September 13, 2019






NJ Proposed Energy Master Plan – Draft June 2019


Draft of the proposed Energy Master Plan for New Jersey Governor Murphy, through Executive Order 28, has directed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to draft the 2019 Energy Master Plan. The EMP Committee conducted a robust stakeholder process in September and October 2018 with seven public hearings to gather information in key areas. […]

September 4, 2019


Empower NJ Fighting Climate Change in NJ rlbi2


Empower NJ is a growing coalition of more than 50 environmental and grassroots groups, formed to advocate for an immediate moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects. This is their report supporting a moratorium on fossil fuels.

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September 3, 2019


American Littoral Society – Protecting the Coast through Education, Conservation and Advocacy 030522


When we restore habitat, our objective is not only to restore a dune or rebuild an oyster reef, but also to motivate people to invest “sweat equity” into a piece of the coast, take ownership and become committed stewards. When we educate, we don’t merely provide books, CDs, or handouts. We lead students young and […]

September 1, 2019


NJ DEP Barnegat Bay, Phase Two: Moving Science into Action – Text and Video


The NJDEP Office of Science working with the Science Advisory Board, state universities, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Barnegat Bay Partnership developed and is funding additional research projects to address data gaps. The research agenda that has emerged will help address how we improve water quality and advance habitat […]

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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 […]


Clean Ocean Action – 042421


Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. Rick

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Conserve Wildlife of NJ 030522


Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey has a rich biodiversity that belies its small size and urban reputation. In every corner of our state, species of wildlife, considered rare and imperiled enough to be protected by state or federal law, are woven in to the tapestry of life in our state. It is our duty, and […]

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Barnegat Bay Partnership 030522


The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) is 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 natural resources of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem. Rick

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August 30, 2019


NJ DEP – Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) – Proposal Submissions


Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) – Proposal Submissions The NJDEP is now accepting shovel ready projects from outside organizations (i.e. municipalities, municipal committees, counties, non-profit organizations, agencies, clubs and organizations) to be funded by SEP monies.

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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. 


Jersey-Friendly Yards – Landscaping for a Healthy Environment


Native plants help conserve and filter water, provide habitat for native wildlife, protect soil resources, and reduce the costs and environmental impacts associated with fertilizers and pesticides.

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New Jersey Invasive Species Council


To address growing concerns about invasive species, state officials convened the New Jersey Invasive Species Council to coordinate and guide invasive species activities throughout New Jersey and to act as a liaison for regional and national cooperative efforts.

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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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Land Use and Planning in the Barnegat Bay Watershed


Land use by humans is a primary cause of ecological change at many scales. Ecological changes in the estuary appear to be closely coupled to temporal changes in land use within the watershed.


Nature Conservancy Shoreline Projects


Contains a map that currently has 209 restoration sites that have been submitted to the database. The sites can be accessed either by pressing on a location or by scrolling through the project list. Each location includes a summary, photos and details such as techniques used, data collected, habitats, species and project objectives. There is […]

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LEARN ABOUT LIVING SHORELINES


Learn about living shorelines – what they are, how they are designed and built, and how they serve our coastal habitats and communities. Whether you are a property owner looking for alternatives to mitigate erosion on your shoreline property, or a contractor or a policy maker looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the […]

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Getting to Resilience 030522, 031922


ENABLING COMMUNITIES TO BE PREPARED AND MORE RESILIENT. This provided a starting point leading to the Resilient LBI Program. http://www.prepareyourcommunitynj.org/ This online self assessment process is a tool to assist communities to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness by linking planning, mitigation, and adaptation. Through this assessment you will find out how your preparedness can be […]

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August 24, 2019




Nature Based Solutions


  The purpose of this guide is to help communities utilize the right RFP language that will increase the quality and variety of the resulting proposals in favor of those that use nature-based or other innovative solutions that increase resiliency and provide additional public benefits related to managing flood and stormwater hazards. William

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Living Shorelines And Resiliency Planning


Coastal Resilience.org is a decision support tool that incorporates the best available science and local data to enable communities and conservation practitioners to identify nature-based solutions for enhancing resilience and reducing risk where possible. For additional project information, visit the New Jersey home page.

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Ecological Solutions to Coastal Communities


This report advances practices designed to help coastal communities become safer and more sustainable using nature based solutions that work with, rather than against, nature.  William

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RCTB Volunteer Spotlight 030522


RCTB Volunteer Spotlight on Dominic Tumas: “About seven years ago I discovered ReClam the Bay and have been very active ever since. I not only get to do something that helps the #environment and interact with the public, but I also made friends with a large number of great people. I believe the most enjoyable part of […]

March 16, 2018


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