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Derelict fishing gear collection program at Shinnecock Fish Dock

  • Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County Marine Program has successfully nominated the Shinnecock Fish Dock for participation in the Fishing for Energy (FFE) Program.

Fishing for Energy (FFE)is a partnership between Covanta Energy (Covanta), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program, and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

This partnership provides a no-cost solution to fishermen to dispose of old, derelict (gear that is lost in the marine environment) or unusable fishing gear and works to reduce the amount of derelict fishing gear in and around coastal waterways. Collected gear is transferred to a recycling facility where the metals are removed; the remaining gear is then hauled to an Energy-from-Waste facility and converted into renewable energy.

Collection bins will be provided to the Shinnecock Fish Dock at no-cost to the fishermen to dispose of old or unusable gear on May 19, 2017. Fishermen have been labeling and moving the gear they would like recycled to the designated recycling area at the Shinnecock Fish Dock for the past two weeks. Southampton Town Department of Parks & Recreation is working together with CCE of Suffolk County Marine Program to coordinate the disposal of the fishing gear at the Shinnecock Fish Dock.

Fee

Free

Location

Shinnecock Fish Dock
Dune Rd
Hampton Bays, NY 11946