CCE is one of the only groups on Long Island that works directly with local commercial fisherman. We help to ensure this unique and historical way of life is preserved. We work with local, state and federal managers to ensure local fishing is sustainable. We aid in the design and testing of conservation fishing gear that reduces by-catch of non-target species.
Cornell Marine Program is implementing a new local seafood marketing project, Fresh, Indigenous, Sustainable, and Healthy (F.I.S.H.).
Printable version here - can be mailed to CCE Marine Program, Att: Fisheries, 423 Griffing Ave., Ste. 100, Riverhead, NY 11901
We are giving away vouchers for free Large Mesh Belly Panels for using in the New England Small Mesh Fishery. This can help reduce bycatch among several species.
Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Marine Program has conducted several research projects year round to remove derelict/abandoned ("ghost") lobster traps in the Long Island Sound (LIS) at the ports of Mattituck, Mount Sinai and ...read more
Despite our best intentions, stripers experience stress and injury during capture and handling and may not survive after release! Learn more!
CCE will continue successful operation of their Bycatch Avoidance Communication Network (“Network”) which relies on near real-time reporting by an established proactive
Last updated December 15, 2021