The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will deploy 6000 cubic yards of demolition concrete on the Great Egg Reef on April 22, 2011, as part of the Division's Artificial Reef Program. The goal of the Artificial Reef Program is to provide habitat for structure dependent fishes, create fishing grounds for hook and line anglers, and create attractions for scuba divers.
Commercial fishers who set lobster and fish pots in the area of deployment should remove their gear or risk having it destroyed. The target date for deployment is subject to weather and sea conditions.
For more information about the deployment, including deployment coordinates, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2011/reefconcrete4-11.htm
on the division's website; for information on the Artificial Reef Program, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/artreef.htm
, also on the division's site.