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Shellfish Growing Area DB3: The Delaware Bay Offshore (Cross Ledge, Deadmans & Brandywine Shoal) is a remote shellfish growing area located in the southwestern part of New Jersey. The eastern edge of this shellfish growing area is about 1.2 miles west of the shoreline bordering the coast of Lower Township, about 1.7 miles west of the shoreline bordering the coast of Middle Township in Cape May County, and about 2.5 miles west of the shoreline bordering the coast of Dennis Township in Cape May County. The northwestern edge of this shellfish growing area is located about 223 yards north of channel buoy Flashing Green 2.5 second 29 (Fl G 2.5 sec 29) in the Delaware Bay and the northern edge of this shellfish growing area is located at channel buoy Flashing 4 second 27 feet 7M (Fl 4 sec 27ft 7M) in the Delaware Bay, which is about 1,088 yards southeast of the tip of Egg Island Point in Downe Township, Cumberland County. This remote shellfish growing area does not border any shorelines. The municipalities onshore of this remote shellfish growing area include Cape May Point Borough, Lower Township, Middle Township, and Dennis Township to the east in Cape May County, and Maurice River Township, Commercial Township, Downe Township, and Lawrence Township to the north in Cumberland County.

Status: Currently, the shellfish classification for this entire growing area is Approved. There is approximately 135,345 acres of Approved waters (100.0%) in this shellfish growing area.

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