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Special Management Zones for 13 New Jersey Artificial Reefs


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9233.


NOAA Fisheries approves and implements management measures to designate 13 New Jersey artificial reefs as special management zones under the black sea bass provisions of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. The intent of these measures is to reduce user group conflicts and help maintain the intended socioeconomic benefits of the artificial reefs to the maximum extent practicable.

Supporting Materials


NOAA Designates 13 Artificial Reef Sites as Special Management Zones

Establishes year-round special management zones for 13 New Jersey artificial reefs.
July 06, 2018 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022