Help restore shellfish populations on LI

On September 2017, Governor Cuomo announced a $10.4 million effort to improve Long Island's water quality and bolster the economies and resiliency of coastal communities by restoring native shellfish populations including clams and oysters to local waters. New York State is investing in Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to expand an existing public shellfish hatchery, and to plant shellfish at sanctuary sites through Long Island. In order to grow the shellfish necessary, over 40 Nursery sites have been identified throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties to host 70+ Floating Upweller Systems (FLUPSYs).

Interested in hosting a LISRP FLUPSY?

For more information about the requirements to host a FLUPSY contact:

Aida Reyes-Kuehn at or (631) 494-0309