Pilot Oyster Gardening Program in the village of Laurel Hollow

October 20, 2017: This summer saw the inauguration of a pilot oyster gardening program in the village of Laurel Hollow. The program drew enthusiastic support from local residents and was led by Laurel Hollow Village Trustee Jeff Miritello. Volunteers were trained and built oyster floats and performed frequent cleaning and measuring. Last Saturday, more than […]

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at sunrise on Saturday, September 22, 2012, the temporary emergency shellfish closure in Oyster Bay Harbor has been rescinded.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 […]