Governor Cuomo Announces Bellport Bay Sanctuary Reaches Mid-Point Milestone in Shellfish Restoration Effort

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:34

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a significant milestone in the planned stocking of millions of native shellfish that are helping to restore critical marine environments, improve water quality, support the local fishing industry and build stronger coastlines. Half of the approximately 1.6 million adult clams planned for the new Bellport Bay shellfish sanctuary have been stocked, and additional progress is being made in implementing the Governor's $10.4 million shellfish restoration initiative that is benefitting Long Island's coastal communities. The Long Island Shellfish Restoration Project was announced in 2017.

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