Pursuant to the provisions of Subdivisions 13-0307 ( 1) and (2) and Subdivision 13-0309 ( 1) of the Environmental Conservation Law and Section 42.17 and 47.4 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, and due to the extremely heavy rainfall and extraordinary amounts of stormwater runoff and localized street flooding associated with the rainfall event of August 15, 2023 which may result in conditions causing shellfish to be hazardous for use as food, I, Debra A. Barnes, Chief, Bureau of Shellfisheries of the Department of Environmental Conservation, hereby designate the shellfish lands described below as UNCERTIFIED effective immediately on August 15, 2023 and continuing until a determination is made that water quality in the affected areas meets the criteria for certified shellfish lands.
Accordingly, it is unlawful to harvest shellfish from the following areas:
1. Town of Brookhaven: All that area of Moriches Bay and its tributaries lying westerly of a line extending southwest from the radio tower at the US Coast Guard Station in East Moriches to the northernmost point of the rock jetty on the western side of the Moriches Inlet.
2. Town of Southampton: All that area of Shinnecock Bay and its tributaries lying west of Ponquogue Bridge.
Shellfish Harvest Area Classification Unit Bureau of Shellfisheries New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Marine Resources
123 Kings Park Blvd., Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park, NY 11754
P: 631-444-0492 | Dec.ShellfishClosures@dec.ny.gov