LAKE COMO - It's another milestone for the Jersey Shore in the wake of Superstorm Sandy: Lake Como is ready to be restocked with fish.
Tidal surge during the 2012 storm dumped ocean water into the Monmouth County lake. It became too salty to sustain freshwater fish.
Biologists now say Lake Como is back to normal and will be able to support fish again.
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More than 7,000 bass, catfish and sunfish from a Hackettstown hatchery were brought to the Jersey Shore in tanks. Workers with the Division of Fish and Wildlife then divided up the fish to bring them to several lakes within Monmouth County.
Silver, Fletcher, Sylvan and Wesley lakes were also restocked.
Recreational anglers who spoke with News 12 say they are happy to hear that funds from their fishing licenses are being put to good use.