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New Jersey’s Six Major Ports

Rich Histories, Richer Futures

Belford

  • Point Pleasant

  • Barnegat Light

  • Atlantic City

Port Norris

  • Cape May

New Jersey’s six major fishing ports share a common development. Originally, each was home to Native American tribes harvesting finfish and shellfish from nearby waters. Next came the European settlers, harvesting the waters for their own food. They also saw the economic opportunity in catching even more and selling it in nearby cities such as Philadelphia and Wilmington. After decades as fishing centers, during which related businesses like boat-building sprung up, most of the ports also developed a significant tourist trade, creating both a customer base and a nuisance as tourism development put further pressures on natural resources. Eventually, environmental concerns such as over- fishing and natural diseases would force the fishermen to adapt to changing conditions.

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