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Shellfish Growing Area SE7 is located in the southern part of New Jersey, north of the city of Cape May and southwest of the city of Wildwood, in Cape May County. The shellfish waters in this growing area are bordered to the north by Middle Township, to the east by Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and Lower Township, to the west by Lower Township, and to the south by Lower Township and Cape May. The principal bodies of water in this area are Taylor Sound, Sunset Lake, Jarvis Sound, the Cape May Canal, the Cape May Harbor, and the Cape May Inlet. This area also includes Richardson Channel, Grassy Sound Channel, Shaw Cutoff, Sedge Creek, Stites Creek, Stingaree Creek, Swain Channel, Taylor Creek, Terrapin Thorofare, Jones Creek, Old Turtle Creek, Jarvis Sound Thorofare, Reubens Thorofare, Punyard Creek, Haulover Creek, York Creek, Meadow Creek, Shell Thorofare, Upper Thorofare, Bennett Creek, Mill Creek, Skunk Sound, Ford Creek, Middle Thorofare, Duck Gut, Mud Hen Gut, Lower Thorofare, Old Lower Thorofare, Schellenger Creek, Spicer Creek, and Cape Island Creek. The approximate size of this shellfish growing area is about 2,525 acres of shellfish growing waters.

Status: Currently, the shellfish classification for this growing area is Seasonally Approved (January to April), Special Restricted, and Prohibited for shellfish harvesting. There are approximately 625.2 acres of Seasonally Approved (January to April) waters (24.8%), 801.8 acres of Special Restricted waters (31.7%), and 1,098.0 acres of Prohibited waters (43.5%) in this shellfish growing area.

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Jarvis Sound to Cape May Harbor Shellfish Classification

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