CCE Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell-Governor Cuomo-County Executive Steve Bellone
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CCE Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell-Governor Cuomo-County Executive Steve Bellone

Governor Cuomo
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Governor Cuomo

CCE Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell-Governor Cuomo-County Executive Steve Bellone
Image by Gregg Rivara

CCE Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell-Governor Cuomo-County Executive Steve Bellone

Long Island Shellfish Restoration Project

Governor Cuomo has announced a $10.4 million effort to improve Long Island's water quality and bolster the economies and resiliency of coastal communities by restoring native shellfish populations to coastal waters.

New York State is investing $5.25 million in Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to expand our existing public shellfish hatcheries, and to plant shellfish at sanctuary sites. Marinas located in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties will also partner with CCE to host floating nurseries. 

More information can be found on the NYS website:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-104-million-effort-improve-long-island-water-quality-restore-shellfish

Contact

Tyrand Booker
Marine Administrative Assistant
tab278@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 326

Last updated February 8, 2018