A presentation of the analyses and results of the boating and eelgrass surveys conducted around Fishers Island last year.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Location: Museum, 2nd Floor.
Guest speakers, Matias Tong, Data Technician, and Stephen Lloyd, Sr. Spatial Analyst/GIS Manager – both with The Nature Conservancy – will present their analyses and results. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation representative, Vicky O’Neill, will also attend. A complete agenda for the meeting will follow in early October.
All are welcome.
Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition
The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition is comprised of community representatives from Fishers Island institutions including the H.L. Ferguson Museum, Fishers Island Conservancy, Town of Southold, Island Community Board, Fishers Island Development Company, Fishers Island Club, Hay Harbor Club, Fishers Island Yacht Club, Harbor Committee, Fishers Island School, Pirates Cove Marina, and Fishers Island Ferry District, as well as from the following groups: commercial and recreational fishing, aquaculture, contracted ferries, landscapers, boaters and divers.
The goal of the FISM Coalition is to establish a co-management process for the island’s seagrass meadows, one in which the island community and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) would share seagrass management authority and responsibility. Through joint investigation, the co-production of knowledge, shared learning, communication and building trust, the FISM Coalition seeks to align community and state seagrass management goals and objectives, as well as define and implement a structure for collaborative participation and decision-making that is functional and inclusive.