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Shellfish Restoration Council


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The New York Shellfish Restoration Council met on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Please review the following documents from the meeting:

About the Council:

This council has been established by Governor Andrew Cuomo to support and guide shellfish restoration efforts throughout the state's marine and coastal district. The council will be co-chaired by Dr. Christopher Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook; Pete Malinowski, Billion Oyster Project; and Christopher Pickerell, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. The council is tasked with providing recommendations on coordination, management and monitoring of restoration efforts, identifying future restoration initiatives, and coordinating training and education programs throughout our marine and coastal district.

Council Members:

  • Dr. Christopher Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook, Co-chair
  • Pete Malinowski, Billion Oyster Project, Co-chair
  • Christopher Pickerell, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Co-chair
  • Dr. Jeffrey Levinton, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Carl LoBue, The Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Emmanuelle Pales Espinosa, Stony Brook University's Marine Animal Disease Lab
  • Marty Byrnes, Greater Atlantic Shellfish Farms LLC
  • Shavonne Smith, Shinnecock Indian Nation Environmental Department
  • Karen Rivara, Long Island Farm Bureau
  • Chuck Westfall, Long Island Shellfish Grower's Association
  • Dewitt Davies, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning
  • Jim Lodge, Hudson River Foundation
  • Elizabeth Cole, LI Regional Planning Council/Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
  • Jane Houdek, Nassau County Department of Public Works
  • Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Michael Kokell, Brookhaven's Baymen's Association
  • Douglas Rodgers, North Oyster Bay Baymen's Association
  • DEC, Ex-Officio

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