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

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

CCE Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell explains the LI Shellfish Restoration Project

CCE Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell explains the LI Shellfish Restoration Project

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

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

Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo

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

Darci Bielenda
Marine Program Sr. Administrative Assistant SCMELC
db695@cornell.edu
631-852-8660 x 21

Last updated November 16, 2017