Shellfish Hatchery Classes

Schedule for 2012

     The East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery will hold a series of shellfish culture workshops beginning on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the hatchery, which is on Fort Pond Bay in Montauk. The subject that day will be an introduction to shellfish biology, broodstock conditioning, and algae culture.
On May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, spawning and hatchery culture will be the subject at the hatchery, and then on June 23 during those same hours at the commercial dock at Gann Road on Three Mile Harbor, nursery culture will be addressed.
On Aug. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Lazy Point launching ramp on Napeague, workshop participants will do a little seeding and experimentation in the hatchery’s field grow-out area in Napeague Harbor. And, finally, on Sept. 8, also from 10 a.m. to noon, it will be harvest time starting from the Lazy Point launching ramp. The hatchery recommends that shellfish lovers not forget the East Hampton Town Trustees’ annual largest clam contest on or around the last weekend in September.