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Four Vessel Deployments Slated for August, 2007

Four vessels are being meticulously cleaned for sinking on New Jersey's Artificial Reef Network. The vessels include a 77-foot trawler, two 100-foot deck barges, and a 100-foot surf clam vessel.

Once the vessels are sunk they will soon become homes for 150 species of fish and marine life, fishing grounds for anglers and an underwater attractions for scuba divers. The vessels will continue to provide habitat for marine life and be productive fishing grounds for at least another 50 years. The target dates for the deployments are:

August 3rd - 77-foot trawler at Townsends Inlet Reef
August 9th - 200-foot deck barge at Axel Carlson Reef - POSTPONED
August 16th - 200-foot deck barge at Cape May Reef - POSTPONED
August 28th - 100-foot surf clam dredge at Cape May Reef - POSTPONED

All reef deployments are subject to weather and sea conditions. For further information regarding these deployments contact Hugh Carberry at 609-748-2022.

For information on past and planned deployments see the Artificial Reef Deployments page.

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Last Updated: September 5, 2007