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This shellfish growing area is located in Atlantic County and includes the waters of Absecon Bay, Reeds Bay, Little bay and Grassy Bay. There are some thorofares and channels located in this area such as Absecon Channel, Brigantine Channel, Beach Thorofare, Bonita Tideway and St. George Thorofare. This growing area includes 14,343 acres of marine water. This growing area is bordered by the following municipalities: Atlantic City, Brigantine City, Galloway Township, Absecon City and Pleasantville.

Status: Currently, 86.6% of this growing area is Approved for shellfish harvest year round, 3.5% is classified as Conditionally Approved (Nov.); open for shellfish harvest November through April, 2.6% is classified as Conditionally Approved (Jan.); open for shellfish harvest January through April, 6.7% is classified as Restricted; no harvesting for direct market is allowed in Restricted waters and in 0.6% of this growing area shellfish harvest is Prohibited.

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