DEP’S ARTIFICIAL REEF PROGRAM RESUMES DEPLOYMENTS

The Department of Environmental Protection’s artificial reef deployment program is back on course due to a restoration of federal funding. The funding has returned, thanks to a compromise the Christie Administration reached between recreational anglers and commercial fishermen over access to the popular reefs. The DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife plans to sink as many as 10 vessels by the end of fall to become part of the its network of artificial reefs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing $119,250 to the artificial reef program because the DEP was able to reach a compromise that allows commercial interests to have continued access to portions of two reefs in state waters and calls for the construction of a new reef for recreational fishing, also in state waters.

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