The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is
cautioning boaters, anglers and divers to navigate with care around the
Shark River Artificial Reef Site located offshore of the Shark River
Inlet, Monmouth County. The area has been under construction for more
than a year for the creation of two undersea rock ridges that will
provide habitat for fish. The partnership project among the DEP Division
of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey, will continue throughout 2004.
"With warmer weather approaching, we could see more boaters, anglers,
and divers travelling through this high traffic area," said DEP
Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell. "Because of the massive size and
density of the bedrock being excavated and brought into the area, it
extremely important for the public to understand the danger that
near the project site."
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