Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Goatsuckers of Long Island

This Wednesday at 7 p.m., noted naturalist John Turner will give a presentation about goatsuckers as part of our Speaker Series. Never heard of a goatsucker? Well, now is your time to find out. Plus, there will be samples from Oyster Bay Brewing Company! Birds and brews – a unique and unbeatable combination. FOR IMMEDIATE […]

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The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.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, […]

Oyster Bay Harbor Reopened to Oyster Harvest

Effective at sunrise on Saturday, September 22, 2012, the temporary emergency shellfish closure in Oyster Bay Harbor has been rescinded. Accordingly, the harvest of oysters from the following areas is permitted, effective at sunrise on Saturday, September 22, 2012: Town of Oyster Bay Harbor (north shore): All the normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor lying […]

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 […]