Shinnecock Shellfish Sanctuary Project Receives $10K Grant

Peconic Baykeeper Board members Maureen Sherry, Dan Guilizio, Nancy Hébert and Phyllis Toohey, present Dr. Christopher Gobler with a grant for  a dedicated shellfish spawner sanctuary. Photo/Peconic Baykeeper/John Neely.
Peconic Baykeeper Board members Maureen Sherry, Dan Guilizio, Nancy Hébert and Phyllis Toohey, present Dr. Christopher Gobler with a grant for a dedicated shellfish spawner sanctuary.
Photo/Peconic Baykeeper/John Neely.

Peconic Baykeeper has awarded $10,000 to Stony Brook University’s Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program to sponsor a shellfish spawner sanctuary in a dedicated location in the Bay.

Working with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, the grant will fund a designated clam sanctuary, and representatives from Peconic Baykeeper will assist marine scientists from the school in the deployment of clams in Shinnecock Bay.

Read more about the shellfish sanctuary grant for Shinnecock Bay.