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Shellfish Growing Area DB1: The Delaware Bay from Maurice River Cove to Artificial Island, is located in the southwestern part of New Jersey and borders the shoreline of the Delaware Bay from the Maurice River Cove in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, and extends northwest to Artificial Island in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County. This shellfish growing area includes Hope Creek, Fishing Creek, Mad Horse Creek, Lower Deep Creek, Cherry Tree Creek, Muddy Creek, Stow Creek, Jacobs Creek, Fishing Creek, Cabin Creek, the Cohansey River, Drumbo Creek, Middle Marsh Creek, Back Creek, Tweed Creek, Cedar Creek, Nantuxent Creek, Dyer Creek, Padgett Creek, Sow and Pigs Creek, Beadons Creek, Fortescue Creek, Fishing Creek, Straight Creek, Oranoaken Creek, Dividing Creek, Indian Creek, the Maurice River, the Manumuskin River, Menantico Creek, and smaller tidal tributaries. The municipalities on the shore of this shellfish growing area include Maurice River Township, Commercial Township, Millville City, Downe Township, Lawrence Township, Fairfield Township, Hopewell Township, and Greenwich Township in Cumberland County; and Lower Alloways Creek Township in Salem County. The approximate size of this shellfish growing area is 85,774 acres of shellfish growing waters.

Status: Currently, the shellfish classification for this growing area is Approved, Conditionally Approved (November to April), Restricted, Prohibited, and Suspended for shellfish harvesting. There are approximately 53,771.5 acres of Approved waters (62.7%), 6,926.2 acres of Conditionally Approved (November to April) waters (8.1%), 18,952.3 acres of Restricted waters (22.1%), 5,960.7 acres of Prohibited waters (6.9%), and 163.3 acres of Suspended waters (0.2%) in this shellfish growing area.

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Delaware Bay from Maurice River Cove to Artifical Island Shellfish Classification

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