News & Events

Cove Marina changes to growing oysters
The owner of a small marina on a narrow creek that meanders off the northern end of Three Mile Harbor will convert half of his dock slips into a commercial oyster farm. The proposal won approval from the East Hampton Town Trustees this week after years of wending its way through other permitting processes with the State Department of Environmental Conservation and town planning and zoning boards. Cove Marina seeks to become an oyster hatchery – Photo Michael Wright The East Hampton Press John Nicholas, whose family has owned the Sunset Cove Marina off Mary’s Lane in Springs for 40
Lift boat Lily off the shore of Wainscott beach
The Life Boat “Jill” Photos Michael Wright of The East Hampton Press The Life Boat vessel, “Jill” arrived off the shores of Wainscott this week. The platform can raise it’s platform high above the ocean’s waves. It will serve as a work station during the offshore segment of the installation of the cable connection for the South Fork Wind project by Orsted US. Lift boat “Jill” off shore of Wainscott Horizontal drilling equipment on Beach Lane To read the full article from The East Hampton Press – Michael Wright, click on the tab below. DRILLING BEGINS FOR WIND CABLE IN
Sunset photo of dock and boats
Adopted resolution regarding a one year moratorium extension on all new residential docks, catwalks, floating docks, floating structures, and platforms in Trustee waters from November 14, 2022 through November 22, 2022. . To access the entire resolution, link below: Dock Moratorium Extension Download
The Star’s fishing columnist enjoyed a better-than-expected catch on opening day for scallop harvesting in state waters on Monday morning. Robert Cugini
“The bay scallop season in waters under the East Hampton Town Trustees’ jurisdiction will open on Sunday at sunrise. Residents holding a town shellfish permit can continue to harvest them until sunset on March 31.” The Star’s fishing columnist enjoyed a better-than-expected catch on opening day for scallop harvesting in state waters on Monday morning.Robert Cugini To read the entire article by Jon M. Diat of The East Hampton Star, click on the tab below. On the water
Winning Largest Clam 2022
Photo Gallery October 9th, 2022 Photos: Durell Godfrey & Kyril Bromley The Winning Largest Clam Contest 2022 – Winner- Susan Ceslow of Montauk Sampling clam chowder and clam pies!
Scallop fisherman Photo by Rory MacNish /CCE
A mass die-off of Peconic Bay scallops in June and July has spurred new initiatives to help the recovery of the hard-hit East End scallop industry.  This is the fourth straight year of historically low scallop harvests. The annual scallop catch in 2020 and 2021 averaged only 3 percent of those in 2017 and 2018, according to a statement from Riverhead-based Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.  Researchers from CCE attribute the mass die-offs to high disease levels exacerbated by higher water temperatures, low levels of dissolved oxygen, and the physiological stress of spawning by adult scallops amid the higher water
Sawyer Clark with handful of "bug bay" scallops 2021
Sawyer Clark with a handful of “bug bay” scallops in 2021 Photo Mike Wright Surveys of two dozen sites around the Peconic Estuary by scientists from Cornell Cooperative Extension have once again revealed what appears to be an almost total die-off of adult bay scallops ahead of the opening of the annual harvest. IMPORTANT UP-DATE: The Trustees voted on October 24th at their meeting to delay the opening of the scallop season in Trustee waters until November 13, 2022. The season ends on March 31, 2023. To read the article click the tab: East hampton press mike wright
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End of Louse Point Road
The Town of East Hampton has proposed a restoration of the Louse Point Road parking area and beach access for stormwater abatement and control.  Significant erosion at the inlet has caused deterioration of the north sand dune and has resulted in excess asphalt overhanging the top of the dune.  Lack of stormwater detention has also caused erosion of the parking area and walking paths. Full information from the Town of East Hampton: Photos by Susan McGraw-Keber The newsletter outreach to the friends and neighbors of Accabonac Protection Committee – Louse Point Storm Water Run-Off and Restoration Project Schedule Dear
Bay scallops
Photo by Jon M. Diat At their Monday meeting, the East Hampton Town Trustees set Nov. 13 at sunrise as the opening of waters under their jurisdiction to the harvesting of bay scallops. New York State waters open on the first Monday in November, which falls this year on Nov. 7. Town code allows for the taking of scallops from trustee waters between the third Monday in October and March 31 of the following year, but the trustees have traditionally opened their waterways shortly after the opening of state waters, to allow additional time for the mollusks to spawn.  To
East Hampton High School and South Fork Sea Farmers - Approved oyster reefs
The East Hampton Town Trustees approved the construction next year of two oyster reefs in Accabonac Harbor. Skye Tanzmann and Nick Cooper, East Hampton High School students and interns with South Fork Sea Farmers, had updated the town board last week as to the September installation of a 50-yard-long oyster reef in the harbor. They delivered a similar presentation to the trustees on Oct. 14, along with a request to permit two more oyster reefs.  Nick Cooper, left, and Sadie Cober, high school interns with South Fork Sea Farmers, worked with Springs School sixth graders to install a 50-yard oyster
Resolution # 2022-32 2022 REGARDING DELAYING THE OPENING OF SCALLOP SEASON IN TRUSTEE WATERS UNTIL NOVEMBER 13, 2022 The following Resolution was offered and unanimously adopted: WHEREAS, §213-18 of the East Hampton Town Code recognizes the Trustees’ authority to vary the permissible dates for the taking of scallops; and WHEREAS, §213-12 of the East Hampton Town Code permits the taking of scallops from Trustee waters between the third Monday in October and March 31 in each year; and WHEREAS, for the year 2022, the State has set the opening of scallop season in State waters as of November 7, 2022;

Statement from Orsted Regarding Mooring System in Use

“As part of the fish monitoring study outlined in the SFW Fisheries Study Work Plan, the Stony Brook University team is conducting a regular visit to the sensor array off Wainscott today to collect data from sensors, replace batteries, and deploy new retrievable moorings alongside the previous moorings. As the Stony Brook team is deploying new moorings alongside the existing moorings there’s no change to the mariners briefing, our standard method for updating mariners on the presence of equipment in navigational waters. Members of the fisheries outreach team, in collaboration with the research team, have worked with the fishing community to select an alternative mooring, one that is smaller, lightweight and retrievable, and is more compatible with commercial fishing in response to the feedback we’ve received from the community on original deployment of cement moorings.”

Images of the mooring system and a diagram are shown below.

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