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Permit-by-rule (PBR) 17 - placement of predator screens
and oyster spat attraction devices within a shellfish lease area

The PBR 17 authorizes the placement of predator screens and oyster spat attraction devices in an area subject to a valid shellfish lease pursuant to N.J.S.A. 50:1-23, provided:

  • So as not to pose a hazard to navigation, predator screens must not extend more than 6” above the substrate and oyster spat attraction devices shall not extend more than 24” above the substrate; and
  • No activity undertaken pursuant to this PBR shall prevent the catching and taking of free swimming fish from the tidal waters of the State in any lawful manner pursuant to N.J.S.A. 50:1-33.

Full details are provided at N.J.A.C.7:7-4.17.

If your project does not meet the requirements of the PBR 1, it may qualify for a General Permit or an Individual Permit.  Additional information on these permit types can be found on the Coastal Permitting page.

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