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NJ OKs more of oyster colony experiment in Raritan

Local News, News | Jan 03, 2013

NJ OKs more of oyster colony experiment in Raritan

New Jersey environmental officials are allowing an experimental oyster colony at a Navy pier to expand.  The goal of Rutgers University and the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper group’s researchers is to re-establish the once-plentiful shellfish in the Raritan Bay to help improve its water quality.  The state Department of Environmental Protection allowed the groups to use nearly 11 acres off the Earle Naval Weapons Station to grow oysters and expand its research reef.

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