Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training (SPAT), has been actively culturing shellfish in Cutchogue Harbor since 2002. In 2014, a project extension placed 20,000 clam seed with an average shell height of 7.8 mm (5-10 mm range) on the harbor’s dockside and 20,00 scallop seed, with an average of 24.7 mm (range of 14-33 mm), were free planted on the dock area’s perimeter. An additional 3,000 oysters have been placed in lantern nets, which were then hung from the newly repaired oyster dock.
The Moore Charitable Foundation, through its Long Island affiliate The Robins Island Foundation, has partnered with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to allow SPAT to add shellfish in a secure location and provide them with a spawner sanctuary.
“It is groups like The Moore Charitable Foundation that exemplify the importance and commitment of community stewardship that is so greatly needed to preserve our local environment.”
– Cornell Cooperative Extension
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