During the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium's annual State of the Shore event in Belmar recently, Commissioner Martin provided an update on the shore region's recovery from Superstorm Sandy. "The Jersey shore is open," he said during the event held near the town's newly rebuilt boardwalk. "Water quality is excellent. Our beaches, boardwalks and businesses are open and ready. We're looking forward to a great season, one that will show the nation just how strong and resilient our communities and our people truly are."