Raritan Bay & New York Harbor

Raritan Bay & New York Harbor (HMF0Z)

Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 24.465', W 74° 0.271'

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— Maritime History —

Boating is a popular activity on Raritan and Sandy Hook bays. These waters provide both shelter from and access to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the past three centuries, maritime traffic in the Raritan Bay - New York Harbor area has increased significantly.

On warm summer days, commercial fishing boats, container ships, sport fishing, pleasure, and military vessels, as well as dredgers and barges crowd the harbor. Smaller sport fishing boats must constantly be on guard to avoid collisions.

A Decline in Commercial Fishing Activities

Although New Jersey's rich tidal estuaries produces some of the best fishing waters in the country, environmental and physical changes in the Raritan Bay - New York Harbor area have caused commercial fishing activities to gradually decline. The adverse effect of pollution on fish eggs and larvae has endangered the fisheries. The mending process will be slow and has required some tough decisions. However, as the new millennium begins, the bay is already cleaner than it was twenty years earlier.
HM NumberHMF0Z
Placed ByNational Park Service, State of New Jersey
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584467 N 4473490
Decimal Degrees40.40775000, -74.00451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 24.465', W 74° 0.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 24' 27.90" N, 74° 0' 16.26" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 Bayside Dr, Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716, US
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