There’s a battle going on in the water.
In one corner, there are shellfish, particularly oysters, which many say have been making a comeback in large part due to Suffolk County’s 10-year-old aquaculture lease program, which rents underwater land in Peconic and Gardiners bays to shellfish growers. READ
“Greenport, like towns on Staten Island, prospered from the oyster.”
So wrote John Kochiss, author of “Oystering from New York to Boston,” in 1973, pointing back to the oyster’s heyday on eastern Long Island in the early part of the 20th century.
Fast-forward 100 years or so, and things have certainly changed. READ