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The Manasquan River divides Ocean and Monmouth Counties, with Ocean County to the south and Monmouth County to the north. It is approximately 81 miles long and drains an area of 81 square miles into the Atlantic Ocean through the Manasquan Inlet. This river also connects to Barnegat Bay via the Point Pleasant Canal. There are several small lakes off of the Manasquan River including Lake Louise, Stockton Lake, The Glimmer Glass Bay, and Godfrey Lake. Six Municipalities surround the Manasquan River, including Brick Township, Wall Township, Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach Borough, Manasquan Borough, and Brielle Borough.

Status: Shellfish Classification for this growing area includes Restricted (55%) and Prohibited (45%) classifications. There are no Approved waters in this growing area. Waters are Prohibited upstream of the Rt. 70 Bridge across the Manasquan River, and Restricted downstream of the Rt. 70 Bridge. Additionally, the Point Pleasant Canal, Lake Louise, The Glimmer Glass Bay, and Stockton Lake are Prohibited areas. The Restricted classification means that it is prohibited to harvest shellfish from these waters to direct market; a special permit must be issued to be in compliance with N.J.A.C. 7:12.

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