DEP Commish Bob Martin has reopened the shellfish beds in the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers. The effective time and date was sunrise, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
The beds had been tucked in since Oct. 29 as a precaution against Hurricane Sandy.
Beds in Sandy-Hook Raritan Bay neck of the water remain closed as does Barnegat Bay.
There has been some speculation that the Sandy Hook National Recreation Area may not be open in time for the summer crowds...that remains to be seen.