Citizens of Gardiner's Bay
We Support Responsible Aquaculture Development on the East End of Long Island, New York. As homeowners, business owners and frequent users of the waters of Gardiner's and Peconic Bays, we wish to make our voices heard concerning the use of floating oyster cages for commercial aquaculture development. We support the shellfish industry for its obvious benefits to the environment and livelihoods to many who work on the water. We are seeking to ensure that the 10-acre oyster lease sites which have been and will be approved make use of gear that rests on the bottom rather than on the surface, in order to preserve safe navigation and our scenic vistas for all users of our bays.