Oyster Growing Program to Launch in East Hampton

Study Reveals Benefits of Shellfish Farming
An oyster farm. Photo/NOAA Aquaculture Program.

East Hampton Star: The director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery has provided more details about the pilot program set to begin this spring in which residents will grow oysters in a 70’-by-30’ area in Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton.

At their meeting on Monday, Barley Dunne told the East Hampton Town Trustees, who have already approved the “community oyster garden” in the waters under their jurisdiction, that the project, modeled on Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southold Projects in Aquaculture Training (SPAT) on the North Fork, would initially include 15 individuals or families. Only residents of the town are eligible, he said, and 12 or 13 applicants have already signed up.

Read more about the oyster-growing program in East Hampton, NY.