COVID Did A Number On Shellfish Industry, But Long Island Aquaculture Programs Planting Thousands Of Oysters In 2-Fold PlanLong Island oyster farmers are struggling. The COVID-19 pandemic vastly limited restaurants' need for shellfish. Orders are down from Montauk to New York City.
50,000 Oysters Dropped Into Long Island Harbor After Restaurant Closures Create SurplusThe town supervisor says the mollusks will help naturally clean and filter local waterways.
Nassau County Reopens 3 of 6 Beaches Closed Following Wastewater Plant MalfunctionThe beaches were closed Friday night and all day Saturday due to a wastewater plant malfunction that released thousands of gallons of sewage into Oyster Bay Harbor, the Nassau County Department of Health said.
FDA: Don't Eat Shellfish From Oyster BayThe FDA says the New York state DEC closed the waters to harvesting on July 13 after several cases of people getting sick from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish from the area were reported.