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SINKING THE AUSTIN, 68′ TRAWLER

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  • May 21, 2018

Good news for recreational anglers, divers and the shore economy. The Austin, a 68' trawler, is ready to be sunk on the Axel Carlson Reef when weather and sea conditions permit. This is the fourth additional deployment to the NJ Artificial Reef Program this year. The Austin is being sunk...
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MRMTC DEPLOYMENT

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  • May 21, 2018

The Fisherman By Jim Hutchinson, Jr. | August 10, 2016 The third of eleven reef deployments off the Jersey Coast in 2016 is the New York Harbor Charlie renamed in honor of Jack Murray of the Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club. Full article here

REEF REBIRTH

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  • May 21, 2018

Asbury Park Press Dan Radel, @DanielRadelAPP, August 10, 2016 A little before 8 a.m. a small group of fishermen resumed a ritual that was nearly lost due to a territorial war. They formed their boats into a semi-circle two miles off the coast of Point Pleasant Beach to watch a...
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LOSS OF MANASQUAN RIDGE?

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  • May 21, 2018

Fishermen have fished the Manasquan Ridge for generations but now they fear it could be vacuumed up to build dunes on the beach The appearance of the 123-foot offshore supply vessel Scarlett Isabella on the Manasquan Ridge is a bad omen to Capt. Jim Lovgren, a Point Pleasant Beach commercial...
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REEF PROGRAM IS BACK!

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  • May 21, 2018

Two Vessels Sunk, Eight More Slated for Deployment on New Jersey's Artificial Reefs by Hugh Carberry, Reef Program Coordinator Bureau of Marine Fisheries June 23, 2016 After more than a five year hiatus, the Artificial Reef Program is back! On June 1, the Sport Fish Restoration Program restored $159,000 to...
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