New Jersey's coastal waterways provide food, recreation, and employment for our residents. The tending to our coastal ecosystems to reinvigorate New Jersey's fin and shell fisheries is a task that takes place from the water's edge to the deep sea. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is engaged in educating residents on species and habitats in our surrounding waters as well as providing hands-on opportunities to restore shellfish to bay habitats. The experiment station has made strategic investment in the growth and culture of finfish and shellfish, as well as training and outreach on species of commercial importance to New Jersey. Its programs for the development and enhancement of aquaculture and healthy fisheries across New Jersey help strengthen our coastal environment and economy.
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