East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery : Time to Register for Oyster Gardening 2024

Oyster farming maintenance Photo Susan McGraw-Keber
Oyster gardening maintenance Photo Susan McGraw-Keber

If you’re a seasoned oyster gardener or someone who would like to grow your own oysters for the first time, now is the time to sign up for The East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery’s 2024 season!

John “Barley” Dunne, the Director of The East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery, will begin the 2024 season with an informative class on Thursday, February 29th at 5PM at Town Hall of East Hampton in the main meeting room located at 159 Montauk Highway. The first presentation of three will introduce gardeners to Shellfish, Broodstock Conditioning and Algae Culture. Each class is two hours. *Classes will also be available to attend by ZOOM.

*Additional presentations at EH Town Hall:

  1. March 28th– Shellfish Spawning/Larvae Culture
  2. April 25th– Shellfish Diseases, Pests, Predators, Handling
Napeague Harbor oyster crates
Napeague Harbor oyster cages Photo Susan McGraw-Keber

Locations for oyster gardening:

  1. Three Mile Harbor oyster garden – 42 Gann Road – East Hampton
  2. Accabonac Harbor oyster garden – 286 Gerard Drive – Amagansett
  3. Hog Creek oyster garden – 142 Waterhole Road – East Hampton
  4. Napeague oyster garden – at the end of Crassen Blvd. – Amagansett
  5. Lake Montauk oyster garden – 159 East Lake Drive – Montauk
John "Barley" Dunne , Director of the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery - Seeding on Three Mile Harbor with the students of EH Middle School 2023
John “Barley” Dunne seeding the harbor Fall 2023 Photo Susan McGraw-Keber

John “Barley” Dunne, Director

The East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery

159 Pantigo Rd.

East Hampton, NY 11937

Email: jdunne@ehamptonny.gov


Phone: 631-668-4601 ext.: 7901                                                                                               

Cell phone: 631-461-0458       


Oyster Maintenance Napeague Harbor Photo Susan McGraw-Keber
Oyster farming maintenance Photo Susan McGraw-Keber

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