The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality along the NJ coast.
Public Recreational Bathing Beaches are regulated by the State Sanitary Code
and are part of the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program
The DEP recognizes that primary recreation is occurring at areas other than regulated Public Recreational Bathing Beaches.
For this reason, the DEP has begun Environmental Coastal Monitoring (ECM) to assess water quality at various locations.