Cutchogue Harbor fishing closed due to high fecal coliform levels

A small area of Cutchogue Harbor behind the old Galley Ho restaurant in New Suffolk was classified as uncertified for shellfishing by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Nov. 9, due to high fecal coliform levels.

The area within the confines of the stone breakwater surrounding the marina behind the former restaurant and the area within 150 feet east of the breakwater are included in the new restrictions.

Most of that underwater bottom is owned by The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund, which acquired the property early this year for use by the New Suffolk community.

Waterfront Fund president Barbara Schnitzler was not immediately available for comment.