In 2018 we launched our Commercial Oyster Aquaculture Program in Great Peconic Bay. Utilizing “oyster grant” bottomland owned by Peconic Baykeeper, the program licenses 10, 5-acre plots to local oyster farmers demonstrating best management practices for the industry. Currently working with Sebonac Inlet Oyster Farm, Happy Oyster Company, and Deep Black Oyster Company, we currently have hundreds of thousands of oysters helping filter our water (an adult oyster filters 50 gallons of water per day) while supporting our local economy. We are also finding an abundance of juvenile finfish and bay scallops using the oyster gear as habitat. As these oysters grow to market size, we hope to be able to share them with you at our future events!