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Anglers Advised Against Keeping Barnegat Bay Fish

Contaminants detected in water

Anglers who fish Barnegat Bay are being advised by the state Department of Environmental Protection against keeping fish they catch in the waterway.

Boaters are being warned against consuming crabs or fish caught between Barnegat Light and Brick due to potential contamination from pathogens – bacteria and viruses, specially, said a DEP spokesman.

Water sampling performed in the area has shown elevated levels of contaminants, likely due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which knocked several waste water treatment facilities in the state off-line, resulting in the temporary runoff of effluents into certain waterways.

The warning also includes bay tributaries, including the Toms and Metedeconk rivers, as well as smaller creeks and streams that enter the bay.

Though the area of the bay south of Barnegat Light is not included in the advisory, officials are continuing to monitor pollutant levels, officials said.

Jeff Pierce November 06, 2012 at 03:52 PM
does this include point pleasant canal?
Dan Roberts November 06, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Metedeconk , I'ld say Yes , the canal acts like a big flusher 2 times a day . think about it ' High tide water rushes in and Low tide out .
Jeff Pierce November 06, 2012 at 10:26 PM
so it is ok then. when you say flush it does not sound so appetizing
John Eric Mangino November 08, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Who the hell is out fishing with all the displaced people and destruction, Unless its your only form of food Sportfishing at any level is probably not the smartest thing to be doing .And here on Barnegat bay You'll be meet by a Gun boat because of the lovely folks Across the bay that thought it was open season on flat screens on LBI . If you need food there are shelters if you need to fish do us all a favor go to florida where we can"t see you .
FairLawn soccer mom November 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Teach a man to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime..... maybe he is hungry. Should he go get in line for free fish?
John Eric Mangino November 08, 2012 at 07:10 PM
If you read what I wrote It states unless it only form of food .....At this point everyone should be trying to help anyone out they can . Im sure theres already a shortage of seafood in the markets Its his god given right to provide food for himself and family , Even a canal that is refreshed with fresh sea water every day doent account for what out in the ocean still its a junk yard as the Bays are right now . I think three months from now after the winter and after some serious clean up .Sure go fishing . But right now we need is community helping each other and going fishing isnt the highest priority . For thise who do make a living off our water ways it is and the faster we get this cleaned up the better for them for us and for the fish line .
My town November 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Hey John Eric people who live in this town there whole lives find great fun and satisfaction and stress relief in fishing and hunting and know all about taking care of one another. So if someone gets a little bit of time in between all this kaos and can get out to catch a few strippers and relax for a few hours then that's awesome. I myself have been working 16 hour days every day since the Tuesday after the storm. And today my first day off I will think of you when I shoot my first pheasant.
Jeff Pierce November 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Sorry John Eric. I did help out during and after storm. Got gas for generators, had family and friends stay at house, shower, do laundry, charge phones, computers. Cooked and donated for shelters. So if my fishing bothers you so much--Please leave me your number so I can call you the next time I go fishing so you can close your eyes and take a nap so you can't see me. Or pay for me to get to Florida and I will be happy to go.
wookfish November 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM
another liberal comment...i prepared, i survived intact, i helped those close , now it's time to fish!
John Eric Mangino November 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Fish if it makes you feel good , Fish if you need to relax, Of course. If you dont get the sprit of the post then perhaps you just need a excuse to go fish ,hunt , bowl what ever gets your goat , Still thousands displaced people thousands of People hopes and dreams destroyed , Take a break by all means we can all wait for you to shoot that pheasant or boat /beach that striper thats swimming in pure sewer water at this point .
Jeff Pierce November 13, 2012 at 03:03 AM
so fishing, hunting and bowling season are all canceled until further notice by you.
wookfish November 13, 2012 at 02:12 PM
don't waste your breath on a liberal jerk Jeff
John Eric Mangino November 13, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Liberal? what the does that have to do with anything? So I guess by a statement like that you intend that what happened to all the people effected by the storm and belive me probly effects everyone in someway . We need to fend for our selves and the hell with helping others Wookfish . Sounds more you need a excuse or label for anyone that has a point of view that doesn't alien with yours. Ive merely said is . There lot better things we can doing now than sport fishing. Funny how people forget just how vulnerable they are when the lights come back on , There are still people in this state with out power. Fish and game were in front my house yesterday You know what there doing Weakfish oh sorry wook fish , There searching the Jersey coast not for hunting tags and fishing licenses , There out Tagging and recording lost Boats Jet Skis sailboats etc ,But you seem to know better the water Quality the Bateria Levels The Fact Is Ocean county right now the treatment centers arent working . So enjoy that Striper that blue fish , Not heading the warning is your right . Liberal , Conservative , I"ll give you a example I live next to one the priemer Bait and tackle shops In New Jersey Tonys Bait You know what they've been doing all week ? Helping all there neighbors remove the heavy Salt water laden Appliances out there mud filled homes . Towing people boats in . Helping the Community .
wookfish November 13, 2012 at 06:41 PM
The Liberal yell...my name is Jimmy and Gimmie,Gimmie,Gimmie...eh john..
frank rizzo November 13, 2012 at 07:16 PM
john dont let the hee haw goobers get you down. they cant get the romney stickers scratched off their cars so killing things brings them joy. nothing braver than getting $5,000 worth of gear our troops would be lucky to have to shoot a 5 pound bird. f all these elmer fudds.
frank rizzo November 13, 2012 at 07:18 PM
they,ve been warned these fish have viruses and pathogens yet they still want to eat them. "aint no gubmint gonna tell me wat to do" . you can always tell the morons by the third eye growing in the middle of their foreheads.
Jeff Pierce November 13, 2012 at 09:12 PM
i voted for obama
wookfish November 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM
strickly catch and release....anal breath
bayboat November 13, 2012 at 11:56 PM
And nobody better go to the movies! No vacations either! And if I see ONE MORE PERSON out for a bike ride I'm gonna snap! Do us all a favor... roll yourself a fattie and watch a sunset will ya?
Bob Fraser November 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I thought it was "teach a man to fish, and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer 'til he's sunburnt..."
John Eric Mangino November 14, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Even worse you feel need to go recreate with disather everwere around you . Obviously not the brightess Bulb And to bring Politics into a health and safety thread surly show you must been the head of the Katrina reilef team . You have lots to be proud of defieciets Banking Scandals Colapse of the ecomnomy , Housing Real Estate markets Yes you should be taken fishing . Off shore fishing.......
Jeff Pierce November 14, 2012 at 03:04 AM
sorry for starting this by asking about the canal. Did not know I would be yelled at by John Eric. Can I take my kids to the park or is this not allowed either? Please respond with a list of what is ok to do and what is not allowed in your eyes.
wookfish November 14, 2012 at 04:32 AM
all hail the all perfect John Eric
Bob Fraser November 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Well Jeff, clearly fishing is out.... Bowling is indoors, which would probably be OK, only so long as you look reasonably upset while doing it. You may also eat french fries, pizza, and hotdogs while bowling, but there is to be NO CHEESE SAUCE on the fries. Going to the the park is CLEARLY at your own risk. You risk being mocked or possibly taunted if you go to a park too close to Woofishes or Mangino's places... Golf (at least the way I play it) is not recreational at all, but a personal form of torture, so that should be OK to the Moral Majority here judging you. I would also avoid movie theaters, unless you are watching either a sad, or just plain bad, movie. DO NOT GO SEE "Skyfall". You will enjoy it, and thereby be a bad person. Really, My advice is to help out when you can, how you can, and continue enjoying your life as you see fit.
bayboat November 14, 2012 at 12:36 PM
ummmmm......
Jeff Pierce November 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM
yea meimei. Take that John Eric
Jeff Pierce November 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I try Bob but clearly am making people upset
shorefriend December 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM
ditto ummm, I flagged as inapropriate I suggest everyone else does also, kill off the spammers, not needed in this forum
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Is the chinese dollar store mafia attacking????
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