Brookhaven Town was awarded a $400,000 state environmental grant to produce an additional 1 million shellfish at the Mount Sinai Mariculture hatchery over the next two years.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation awarded the funds on June 20.
“Shellfish are vital to the health of our waterways,” Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said in a statement after receiving the grant. “This grant will go a long way in helping the town continue our very important work to increase the shellfish population and clean up our harbors and bays.”
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