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Art Exhibit & Scavenger Hunt Comes to Greenport

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program and Floyd Memorial Library are partnering this fall on an art scavenger hunt and fundraiser  on the North Fork. An exhibition of selections of artist Carolyn Munaco’s collection of 250 pieces created for CCE’s forthcoming “Long Island Coastal and Marine Field Guide” is on view through Oct. 10 at the Floyd Memorial Library at 539 First Street in Greenport. The works are for sale to
Aquaculturist Karen Rivara of Southold is working with Dr. Tettelbach to keep resilient Peconic Bay scallop broodstock alive.
Environment Peconic Bathtub

State of the Bays: Warming Summers Pose a Challenge

Microclimate all over the earth are seeing different effects from climate change, but data here shows that summers on Long Island are warming faster than the global average, said Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in his annual State of the Bays address April 6. This change continues to serve as a driving factor behind the Peconic Bay scallop die-offs of the past three
The oyster boat, Cutchogue Harbor
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Suffolk Approves Extension of Aquaculture Program in the Peconics

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved a 10-year extension of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program (SCALP) in Peconic and Gardiners bays on March 2, implementing a series of new restrictions and protocols but keeping in place a program that has jumpstarted the aquaculture industry on the East End over the past 10 years. After two years of review in which the area available to be leased throughout the estuary
The crew of Peeko Oysters with their new growing gear.
Business Environment Peconic Bathtub

The Next Ten Years: Suffolk Seeks Feedback on Oyster Farms

Pictured Above: The crew of Peeko Oysters of New Suffolk, with their growing gear purchased in 2018 with the assistance of the Peconic Land Trust | Peconic Land Trust photo Oyster aquaculture has been booming on the East End for the past several years, and this is no accident. It’s in large part due to the success of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program, also known as SCALP, which grants
Chef Jason Casey from First And South at a cooking demonstration at McCall Wines in Cutchogue.
Community Peconic Bathtub

Monthlong Shellabration to be Online

Above: Chef Jason Casey from First And South at a Shellabration cooking demonstration at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. | Shellabration photo Greenport’s annual Shellabration, which has raised money for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s shellfish restoration programs for the past nine years, is going virtual this year, beginning on Dec. 5 and continuing all throughout the month of December.  The event usually involves the pairing of small plates of local shellfish and
Aquaculturist Karen Rivara of Southold is working with Dr. Tettelbach to keep resilient Peconic Bay scallop broodstock alive.
Business Environment On the Water Peconic Bathtub

Groundhog Day for Bay Scallops?

Pictured Above: Aquaculturist Karen Rivara of Southold is working with Dr. Tettelbach to keep resilient Peconic Bay scallop broodstock alive. This coming Peconic Bay scallop season could prove a repeat of last year’s devastating die-off, says Dr. Stephen Tettelbach, a Long Island University ecology professor who heads Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Peconic Bay Scallop Restoration Program. In addition to the recurring warm water temperatures that thwarted last year’s scallops, the shellfish
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Let’s Cook: Singing the Blues

[caption id="attachment_53768" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bill Dyla out fishing for blues.[/caption] by Alison Boyd and Beth Young Bill Dyla of Southold grew up fly fishing the tributaries of the Great Lakes in Michigan, adapting his technique to the North Fork’s salty waters when he and his wife Kim began making a home here in 2008. [caption id="attachment_53769" align="alignright" width="350"] Kim Dyla photo[/caption] The best strategies are often born when an outsider
Christmas Fog, New Suffolk | george cork maul photo
Peconic Bathtub

Jump in to the Peconic Bathtub

[caption id="attachment_21457" align="alignnone" width="600"] Christmas Fog, New Suffolk | george cork maul photo[/caption] Today, Beacon Publications is launching a sister ship, The Peconic Bathtub. While the East End Beacon focuses on what's shaping these twin forks that jut out into the Peconic Estuary, the Peconic Bathtub is all about the water body in between the forks, a water body that connects us all. I’ve been looking out at the Peconic