Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program Public Comment Maps

The following draft maps are the result of the public comments that were received during the period of January 2019 to June 2019. These maps are meant to illustrate the comments that were received; these maps do not represent any final determinations regarding modifications and/or revisions to the Shellfish Cultivation Zone. Comments on the draft maps must be prepared in writing and submitted either by mail or email to the contact person listed below by 5:00PM on Friday, December 27, 2019. Contact: Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning Division of Planning and Environment H. Lee Dennison Bldg. – 2nd Floor 100 Veterans Memorial Highway P.O. Box 6100 Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099 ATTN: Susan Filipowich


Largest Clam Contest October 13, 2019

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Balloon Release Legislation Passed in East Hampton

Trustee Susan McGraw Keber, Colleen Henn of the Surfrider Foundation and Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town Supervisor appear on eyewitness news. Click Link Below







Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 6PM

East Hampton Town Hall, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton NY 11937


      The East Hampton Town Trustees would like to invite the public to an open meeting at East Hampton Town Hall.  The purpose of this meeting is to present information on the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program (SCALP) and to seek feedback from the community.  This is part of a ten year review of the program as it is currently being administered. 




Sunday September 23, 2018


1. Only holders of valid East Hampton Shellfish License may enter. Parents may enter clams for their children between the ages of 4 and 14, and write their name and age in addition to their own on each entry card.

2. Contest to be held on Sunday, September 23rd at 12:00 noon. All clams entered must be caught in certified waters in East Hampton Town, between the dates of Saturday, September 16th and Saturday, September 22nd.

3. Only “Hard Clams” (Mercenaria mercenaria) are eligible.

4. Contestants must comply with all shellfishing regulations.

5. A maximum of one clam per contestant, per day may be entered.

6. Competing clams are to be brought, by end of the day September 22nd to one of the following places to be entered in the contest:

a) Amagansett Seafood Store

b) Gosman’s Fish Market, Montauk Highway

c) The Seafood Shop, Wainscott

d) Stuart’s Fish Market, Amagansett

7. Entries are to be placed in a mesh bag provided at the above places, the drawstring of the bag pulled tight, and the card providing your name, and the date and harbor of capture stapled over the bag. (Remember to write the age of the child if entered for the junior prize). There will be a $1.00 entry fee per clam.

8. A panel of three judges will choose the winners of the contest at a public

judging on Sunday, September 23rd at the Trustees office on Bluff Road and

Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. Prizes will be awarded.

Clam Chowder Contest:

Obtain entry container and rules at the Trustees office. There will be a $1.00 entry fee. Clam Chowder to be brought to the office for judging on September 24th between 11:30 am & 12:30 pm.

Call the Trustees office for further information: (631) 267-8688

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Blue Green Algae Bloom Advisory; June 9th, 2017

By admin | Jun 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Blue Green Algae Bloom Advisory; June 9th, 2017

Please be advised! The East Hampton Town Trustees wish to inform the greater East Hampton community that Georgica Pond has tested positive for elevated levels of Blue Green Algae.

Effective Immediately, avoid all contact with Georgica Ponds waters. There should be no swimming, fishing or other potentially high contact activities on the pond at this time.

Anyone who has contact with Georgica Pond waters should rinse with clean fresh water immediately. 

We are grateful for the water testing being conducted  By Dr. Gobler of Stony Brook University on this important environmental matter.

Please report any observations algae blooms or other environmental events to the East Hampton Town Trustees at 631/267-8688.

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April 2017

By admin | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on April 2017

The annual report of water quality across East Hampton Trustee waters has been completed by our retained scientist, Christopher Gobler of Stonybrook University.

The PDF can be viewed or downloaded from this link

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March 2017

By admin | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on March 2017

The culvert passing under Gerard Dr into the north end of Accabonac harbor has been cleared of silt and sediment.

The East Hampton Trustees had the inlet of Accabonac harbor dredged from Louse Point using a long-arm excavator from Bistrian, the town’s preferred contractor of 2017. The sand was moved down and spread on public land to nourish the beach to the southeast.

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November 2016

By admin | Oct 6, 2016 | Comments Off on November 2016



The East Hampton Trustees finally had their older site redone in Word Press. The new site now features all of the existing content on our site, and new content. The platform will now allow us to grow the site to  meet the needs of our diverse, and wonderful community.

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October 2016

By admin | Oct 1, 2016 | Comments Off on October 2016
Because of a scheduling conflict with the Columbus day holiday, the East Hampton Town Trustees will be holding our first October public meeting on FRIDAY, October 14th, at 6:30 pm at East Hampton Town Hall. See you there!
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September 2016

By admin | Sep 24, 2016 | Comments Off on September 2016
The East Hampton Town Trustees are holding our annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, October 2nd, starting at 12 noon, at our Bluff Rd. office, 267 Bluff Rd. Amagansett. 
You’re invited! The event is free to public and includes free raw clam bar and clam chowder.
Dig your largest clam from an East Hampton harbor and bring it to one of four local seafood shops: Gosman’s in Montauk, The Seafood Shop in Wainscott, or Amagansett Seafood or Stuarts in Amagansett.
There is an adult and child winner for each of our four major harbors. All entries are kept alive and happy as a clam before they are returned to their home waters.
Clam chowders will also be judged, red or white, with a prize for the big winner. Music by Job Potter and Steven Tekulsky, East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery presentation by John “Barley” Dunne, and East Hampton Classic Boat Society.
Bring the family and learn about the heritage and livelihood of East End waters!
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July 2016

By admin | Jul 1, 2016 | Comments Off on July 2016
Videos of East Hampton Trustee meetings are now available for viewing from our website on the “meetings” page. Enjoy!
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March 2016

By admin | Mar 11, 2016 | Comments Off on March 2016
The East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery annual report for 2015 and 2016 operating plan is now available for view or download on the “Links” page.

We will be holding an executive session special meeting on Monday, March 7th at 267 Bluff Rd. This is a private session.
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February 2016

By admin | Feb 12, 2016 | Comments Off on February 2016
Feb 8th’s meeting is cancelled due to extreme weather. We will instead hold a public work session on Wednesday, Feb 10th, 6:30 pm, at the Bluff Road office.
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