Lift the ban on oyster restoration, research and education projects.
  • Petitioning New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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State of New Jersey
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Lift the ban on oyster restoration, research and education projects.

    1. Petition by

      NY/NJ Baykeeper

Oysters are vital to the ecological integrity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. They clean the water, provide habitat for other species and can provide shoreline protection. New Jersey DEP should be working to facilitate oyster research and restoration, not grind it to a halt.

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    1. Great Press about Why DEP Should Revisit Oyster Policy

      The Asbury Park Press had a great article about the federal funding NJ is missing out on: http://www.app.com/article/20140126/NJNEWS10/301260036/Rebuilt-oyster-reefs-could-blunt-storm-surges-NJ-balks?nclick_check=1

      And then the Times of Trenton editorialized: http://bit.ly/1br8KG7

      Opportunity floats away?

      Brick, NJ Matt Gregg of Forty North Oyster Farm in the Barnegat Bay off Brick tends to his 10 acres of growing oysters. 121713 Photo by Tom Spader/Asbury Park Press / Photo: Tom Spader/Asbury Park Press Brick, NJ Floating oyster cages of Forty North Oyster Farm in the Barnegat Bay off Brick.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Nicholas Tufaro NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ
      • about 1 month ago

      The Living Coastlines progam at NJDEP is a sham without this dynamic, vital living and natural strategy to enahance marine ecologies, improve water quality and sequester pollutnats and mitigate severe sea storms.

      Oyster reef establishment is a primary component in plans for Chesapeake Bay and NYC and should be in the "toolbox" here in NJ.

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    • John Monchak MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • 2 months ago

      Oyster restoration is a key component in the ecological remediation of our waterways. The NJDEP ban is a grossly shortsighted act by which it shirks its responsibility to safeguard the health of the public and its water for the sake of protecting itself from liability.

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    • Joseph Garrett TOWSON, MD
      • 2 months ago

      Oysters are an important part of our ecosystem. I want to see them return to the NJ waterways...

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    • Jennifer Zarcone ALLENHURST, NJ
      • 2 months ago

      Oyster restoration is essential to the environmental, economic and even emotional well being of New Jersey.

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    • Chris Norton EAST WINDSOR, NJ
      • 2 months ago

      These projects provide valuable economic benefits to the state, as well as powerful environmental impact. To ban them is patently stupid.

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