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New Jersey Artificial Reef Special Management Zones

NOAA Fisheries has designated 13 New Jersey artificial reef sites as special management zones. Only fishing by handline, rod and reel, or spear fishing (including the taking of fish by hand) is allowed within these areas. All other gears are prohibited.

See detailed maps below for coordinates and descriptions of each site. For GIS shapefiles of these NJ SMZs, visit our GIS data download page.

Summary of All Sites

NJ SMZ Summary Map

Individual Sites

Atlantic City Reef NJ SMZ map

Barnegat Light Reef NJ SMZ map

Cape May Reef NJ SMZ map

Deepwater Reef NJ SMZ map

Garden State North Reef NJ SMZ map

Garden State South Reef NJ SMZ map

Great Egg Reef NJ SMZ map

Little Egg Reef NJ SMZ map

Ocean City Reef NJ SMZ map

Sea Girt Reef NJ SMZ map

Shark River Reef NJ SMZ map

Townsends Inlet Reef NJ SMZ map

Wildwood Reef NJ SMZ map