New Jersey is known for the “Miss America” pageant held in Atlantic City; the game of Monopoly’s streets are named after Atlantic City streets. Two of the largest deep water sea ports of the U.S. are Newark and Elizabeth. We also have the highest cost of living in the U.S., plus the most densely populated state – but we are still known as “The Garden State.”
Our New Jersey coastal and deep waters are full of seafood and shellfish. The fishermen face many regulations that monitor the waters off the New Jersey coast, and affect how many tons of fish can be harvested each day or each season.
Cape May (the southern-most tip of New Jersey) is the largest processor of clams on the east coast. Soft shell crabs are a summer specialty. After Labor Day, hard shell crabs are harvested when they are fat and delicious.
Keep eating fish for good health!