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08/27/18 8:00am
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.

KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.

The Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Board took a step toward resolving the conflict between recreational boaters and oyster farmers disputing access to local waters in Gardiners and Peconic bays. (more…)

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07/30/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

The centuries-old tradition of cultivating oysters in and around Shelter Island waters is surging back from near extinction.

Over the years, pollution, economic downturns and climate change have taken their toll, but oyster farming has come back strong of late. Its success, ironically, may have created a new challenge, as efforts to protect and expand aquaculture leases have clashed with the region’s marine recreation industry. (more…)