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Sandy Hook Bay National Marine Sanctuary - njdiver - 03-11-2016

Proposal to nominate part of Sandy Hook Bay, Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers as a National Marine Sanctuary:

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Next public presentations:

March 13, 2016, 2 pm, Keyport Yacht Club, Keyport NJ, hosted by Keyport Yacht Club.

March 16, 2016, 7 pm, Red Bank Library, Red Bank, NJ, hosted by Red Bank Library.

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Update on tomorrow's meeting... - njdiver - 03-12-2016


New Gretna, NJ - The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) has been contacted by the Navesink Marine Heritage Association, the organization pursuing to have Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay, the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers and their tributaries designated as a National Marine Sanctuary, and informed that the Sunday, March 13th meeting to be held at the Key Point Yacht Club is not open to the pubic since the meeting location is a private facility. Those wishing to attend Sunday's meeting need to request permission to attend from Rik van Hemmen, vice president of the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association at 732 224-1133.

The general public will still have an opportunity to weigh in on this proposal. The Wednesday, March 16 meeting at the Red Bank Library, 84 West Front Street in Red Bank is being held at a public facility and no one can be turned away. Click on the facebook link below to let us know if will be attending the hearing.