The East Hampton Town Trustees own most of the Bottom lands found within the town of East Hampton on behalf of the residents or freeholders of the commonality of East Hampton. Our goal is to foster clean, safe waterways and responsible usage of our waters by the public. 

An important component of our bottom lands management, is the partnership and cooperation with our town shellfish hatchery. The East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery has produced an outstanding body of work on behalf of our community focusing on the growing and seeding of Bay Scallops, Hard Clams and Oysters.

During 2016 a community shellfish garden was established on a Trustee approved area of Three Mile Harbor. During March of 2017 the size of the Three Mile Harbor shellfish Garden was increased and a new Shellfish Garden was established on Hog Creek via Trustee approval.  In 2018 a new community oyster garden was added on Gerard Drive  in Accabonac  Harbor.  In 2019 a community oyster garden was added at the end of Crassen Blvd in Napeague Harbor.

Please contact the Trustee office should you wish to contribute to the shellfish efforts in East Hampton or start a shellfish garden on your favorite town water body.

Accabonac Harbor Conditional Shellfish Harvesting Program 2019