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Researchers have developed a method to estimate the value of oyster and clam aquaculture to nitrogen reduction in a coastal community. Nitrogen is a nutrient that comes from many different sources, including agriculture, fertilizers, septic systems, and treated wastewater. In excess it fuels algal growth, which can affect water quality and human health. Collecting oysters in Greenwich, Connecticut. Credit: Steve Arnott As a result, a growing number of communities are required to follow regulations to reduce the amount of nitrogen they release. Shellfish are an option that can be a valuable part of a community’s nutrient management plan. Read the
Virtual 30th Annual Clam Contest Digging Dates: September 12 through September 19 Judging: Sunday, September 20   Only holders of a valid East Hampton Town Shellfish License may enter.   Parents may enter clams for children between the ages of 4 & 14; write their name and age, in addition to their own on each entry card.All clams entered must be caught in certified waters in East Hampton Town, between the dates of Saturday, September 12th and September 19th.Only “Hard Clams” (“Mercenaria, mercenaria”) are eligible.Contestants must comply with all shellfishing regulations.A maximum of one clam per contestant, per day may be entered.Competing

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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