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Town Seeds Oyster Bay Harbor With 12 Million Bay Oyster And Clam Seeds

Pictured: Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino (center) Town Receiver Jeff Pravato and Town Clerk Rich LaMarca with one million of the 12 million oyster and clam seedlings deposited into Oyster Bay Harbor throughout 2023.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Town Clerk Richard LaMarca and Town Receiver of Taxes Jeff Pravato took to the waters on the Town’s north shore to deposit the remaining one million of the roughly 12 million clam and oyster seedlings that the Town planted into Oyster Bay throughout 2023. The Town grows out the seedlings at its Shellfish Hatchery until they mature enough to be transferred into FLUPSY locations and grow-out areas where they can fully mature.

“Oyster Bay Harbor is one of the crown jewels of Oyster Bay, and we are proud to be doing more than ever before to improve its water quality,” said Supervisor Saladino.  “Programs like these help bolster the local economy while improving water quality. These efforts help preserve the natural beauty of our local waterways for generations to come.”

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