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83 Acres of the Toms River Now Off Limits to Shellfishing

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A portion of the Toms River no longer open to shellfishing. (Credit: NJDEP)
A portion of the Toms River no longer open to shellfishing. (Credit: NJDEP)

A swath of the Toms River was one of three waterways that saw its allowable areas for shellfishing reduced.

The state Division of Fish and Wilflife published a notice Tuesday, formally announcing the closure of portions of the river, as well as Delaware Bay and Ludlam Bay.

“Analysis of water samples indicate that portion of the Toms River … no longer meet the current shellfish growing water classification,” as determined by state standards.

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The exact portion of the river affected is a skinny swath that reaches fully across the waterway between Ocean Gate and Island Heights.

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