marine camps

Marine Summer Camps are Launching Registration!

Image by Mike Patricio

Peconic Bay Scallop

Atlantic silversides.
Image by Christopher Pickerell

Atlantic silversides are important prey items for larger predatory fish and shorebirds.

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Delicious Local Fish • Monkfish • See our Fisheries Webpages

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See our new Digital Education page!

horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network

Image by Kimberly Manzo

Oysters are one of the species of shellfish raised by CCE's Aquaculture Program.

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Image by Kimberly Manzo

Eelgrass Restoration

Lady crab in a Peconic Estuary eelgrass meadow.
Image by Kimberly Manzo

A lady crab protects her clutch in a Peconic Estuary eelgrass meadow.

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Youth Education - Seining at Cedar Beach, Southold

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Stormwater/Water Quality

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Winter flounder in a Long Island Sound eelgrass meadow.

A winter flounder swims through a Long Island Sound eelgrass meadow.

CCE Marine


Our waters are an integral part of life for us, making Long Island a desirable place to live. The Marine Program, which became part of CCE Suffolk in 1985, is known and respected nationally and internationally. Its mission is to protect our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl, and plants.

Our researchers and educator inform Long Islanders how we can each do our part to safeguard our environment. Projects have been designed to bring back our once thriving eelgrass and shellfish populations, ensure our commercial fishing industry continues to thrive while limiting bycatch, provide public education about the environmental consequences of stormwater runoff, and introduce our young people to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.

CCE Marine Scientists working with Stony Brook University to help bay scallops survive climate change.  Read more here. undefined
undefined Our fisheries department is featured in the Montauk Sun 'Cooking Local Fish'.
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Fisheries Quarterly Newsletter

The Winter 2023 edition of the newsletter is available here. CCE Fisheries Team has exciting projects, events, and initiatives to educate and enhance our local fisheries. 


Our 2023 membership drive is underway! By becoming a member of the Back to the Bays Initiative, you will be directly supporting the efforts of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Program.  More information here

We have officially launched the On the Water + In the Field Blog! This is where we'll be showcasing the many projects and initiatives of the CCE Marine Team, and providing the most recent updates on our applied research, restoration, and education activities. More information here



ArtSea Nights + Brush Strokes for the Bays Painting Sessions + MORE

Get involved in art, habitat restoration, marsh cleanups, SEAd bomb making + MORE!  More information here

Want to volunteer for CCE Marine?
Contact  Hazel Wodehouse for more information. 


Darci Bielenda
Marine Program Sr. Administrative Assistant SCMELC
631-852-8660 ext. 21

Last updated April 21, 2023