Response to the Suffolk County Aquaculture 10-Year Advisory Review

logo-suffolk county dept of economic develoment and planningNovember 20, 2019
Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center
423 Griffing Ave., First Floor Conference Room
Riverhead, NY 11901

As this meeting, attendees will hear reports from the several meetings held earlier in 2019 regarding the County Aquaculture Program, and learn about what is to come. Please show up and voice your support for bottomlands oyster cultivation! If you can't make it, please Sign the Petition.

MEETING NOTICE: SCALP Ten Year Review Advisory Group Meeting
AGENDA: SCALP Ten Year Review Advisory Group Meeting


See history of our position on this issue in Letters.

We Support Responsible Aquaculture Development on the East End

As homeowners, business owners and frequent users of the waters of Gardiner's and Peconic Bay, we wish to make our voices heard concerning the use of floating oyster cages for commercial aquaculture development.

We support the shellfish industry for its obvious benefits to the environment and livelihoods to many who work on the water.

We are seeking to ensure that these 10-acre oyster lease sites make use of gear that rests on the bottom rather than on the surface, in order to preserve safe navigation and our scenic vistas for all users of our bays.

oyster cage hampton runaway
Runaway oyster cages are one hazard of floating installations.

Next Steps...

Make your voice heard on issues impacting the public waters of Peconic and Gardiner's Bay.  Please join us in seeking responsible and harmonious aquaculture development in Gardiner's Bay.