New York State Shellfish Land Certification Program
Entry ID: gomc_231

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Summary
Abstract: The Shellfisheries Section of the Department of Environmental
Conservation (DEC) manages bivalve shellfish, such as clams, oysters, mussels
and scallops. Lobsters, crabs and shrimp are not included. These animals are
crustaceans and are managed by the Crustaceans Unit of the DEC. The Shellfish
Land Classification Unit regularly monitors water quality in the shellfish
growing waters in New York and ... View entire text

Purpose: Protecting the health of shellfish consumers by conducting sanitary
surveys of shellfish lands in New York State in compliance with the guidelines
of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) and NYS Regulations.

Species/Common Names: Mercenaria mercenaria/hard shell clams; quahog
Crassostrea virginica/eastern oysters Mya arenaria/soft shell clams; steamer
clam Mytilus edulis/blue mussel Spisula solidissima/surf clam; skimmer clam Bay
scallop/Argopecten irradians

Sponsor: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of
Marine Resources
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.31   S: 40.48   E: -71.93   W: -74.12

Data Set Progress
PLANNED
Originating Center
Data Center
Bureau of Marine Resources, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/201.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: WILLIAM HASTBACK
Phone: (631) 444-0479
Fax: (631) 444-0472
Email: wghastba at gw.dec.state.ny.us
Contact Address:
205 North Belle Mead Rd. Suite 1
City: East Setauket
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 11733
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (631) 444-0479
Fax: (631) 444-0472
Email: wghastba at gw.dec.state.ny.us
Contact Address:
205 North Belle Mead Rd. Suite 1
City: East Setauket
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 11733
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-03-06
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