A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christie Cuts Force End to BayKeeper Oyster Restoration Project

BayKeeper is struggling to prevent its Keyport oyster restoration project from becoming an indirect victim of Governor Christie's budget ax. According to APP, the NJ DEP is forcing BayKeeper to shut down a series of promising experiments in the Raritan Bay off Keyport because the DEP has inadequate funds to meet a US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requirement that the oyster beds be guarded against poachers. The integrity of the fisheries of the Hudson River Estuary is just one more loss we face in our quality of life here in New Jersey under the current administration due to its severe budget cuts.


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