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Vessel Deployments Scheduled for the Barnegat Light Reef
June 19, 2015

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that two 50-foot deck barges are scheduled to be sunk on July 21 on the Barnegat Light Reef as part of the division’s artificial reef program.

Barnegat Light Reef site located 3.1 nautical miles east of Barnegat Inlet as part of the division’s Artificial Reef Program. The vessels were donated to the Reef Program by Kevin Coleman and were previously used for constructing marine bulkheads.

Once the vessels are sunk they will soon become a home for 150 species of fish and marine life, a fishing ground for anglers and an underwater attraction for scuba divers. The vessels will continue to serve the fishing industry for at least another 70 years.

The two deck barges will be sunk at the following locations within the Barnegat Light Reef:

1) 39 45.350’ 74 01.600’
2) 39 45.500’ 74 01.650’

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