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New York Artificial Reef Commercial Fishery Outreach Meetings

DEC has planned the expansions of seven existing artificial reefs and the creation of four new sites and is seeking feedback from commercial fishing interests to gain information that will help guide the future development of these sites and avoid conflicts with the commercial industry.

commercial fishing interests and stakeholders are invited to attend meetings on changes to artificial reefs in the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound. Stakeholders can provide valuable information by identifying fishing locations on charts provided at the meetings or by providing GPS data collected while fishing.

The meetings will be held on: 

  • Tuesday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at DEC’s Division of Marine Resources Headquarters, 123 Kings Park Blvd., Kings Park, NY, 11754
  • Monday, November 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock located at 333 Beach Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

*Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status*

Visit DEC’s website for more information.

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