Shellfish Closures Update 11.13.12

The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Please see below for the list of normally certified areas where the harvest of shellfish is currently permitted. In addition, the temporary emergency closures that remain in effect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been extended through Wednesday, November 21, […]

EPA, State and Suffolk County to Launch Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-off

(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 11, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Suffolk County will collect and properly dispose of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes in Suffolk County. Beginning on Nov. 12, people in affected homes may bring household products, including solvents, paints, […]

9.19.12 Fishing Limits

New York adopted the final changes to regulations that will reduce fishing mortality of river herring and create a sustainable fishery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. River herring (alewife and blueback herring) are anadromous fish that spend most of their life in the ocean but return to their […]

Clamming is permitted in Oyster Bay Harbor, Oyster Harvest still prohibited

Effective at sunrise, Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Department has partially rescinded the temporary emergency closure of normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor.  This closure was originally implemented on July 13, 2012.   This rescission is effective at sunrise on August 4, 2012 and applies only to shellfish other than oysters in those areas described below.  […]

Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures – Oyster Bay NY

The following Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closure Notice was sent out by the DEC: (note:  some text was highlighted by Friends of the Bay) “Effective at sunrise, July 13, 2012, due to the documented illnesses of individuals from Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally-occurring marine bacteria, associated with the consumption of raw or partially cooked shellfish, the following […]