MISSION AND WORK
The Marine Resources Administration, which is divided into two bureaus – the Bureau of Marine Fisheries and the Bureau of Marine Habitat and Shellfisheries – is charged with managing the State’s marine fish and shellfish resources, their habitats, and the commercial and recreational fisheries reliant upon them. With 127 miles of Atlantic coast and 83 miles of bay shore, there is a lot of area to cover. To manage the various resources, the administration conducts research and inventory projects designed to provide data on fishery resources and their habitats. The Administration also plays a vital role in the review of various coastal development and offshore wind energy proposals, regulation of submerged aquatic vegetation habitat, living shorelines, direction of the Artificial Reef Program and shellfish aquaculture development, as well as the oversight of several habitat enhancement projects and a shell recycling program.
- American Eel Population Surveys
- Artificial Reef Program
- Atlantic Sturgeon Acoustic Telemetry Monitoring Survey
- Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey
- Delaware Bay Juvenile Finfish Trawl Survey
- Delaware River Striped Bass Recruitment Seine Survey
- Ocean Stock Assessment Survey
- Raritan-Sandy Hook Complex Fishery Resource Inventory
- Striped Bass Tagging Survey
- River Herring Assessment Survey
- Inventory of New Jersey’s Estuarine Shellfish Resources
- Living Shoreline Projects
- Shell Recycling Program
- Shellfish Enhancement
- Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey
- More projects will be highlighted soon!
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