In Media: Legislator Anker Supports Our Local Seafood Industry
Seafood Safety and Technology - Press Release

Legislator Anker’s Chief of Staff Dorothy Cavalier, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Seafood Specialist Dr. Michael Ciaramella,, NYSG Aquaculture Specialist Barry Udelson, Fisheries Specialist at Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Kristin Gerbino, NYSG Director Dr. Rebecca Shuford, and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski’s Aide Derek Stein attended the New York Seafood Summit.

From the Office of Sarah S. Anker, Suffolk County Legislator, Sixth District


Sarah Smith, E:, P: 631-854-1600

Michael Ciaramella, NYSG Seafood Safety & Technology Specialist, E:, P: (631) 632-8730

Riverhead, NY, April 28, 2023 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and her Chief of Staff Dorothy Cavalier presented Certificates of Appreciation to Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension and New York Sea Grant, who hosted the New York Seafood Summit.

“An important part of our Long Island community is our fishing and marine industry,” said Legislator Anker. “Using and protecting local resources is essential to our marine health and economy.”

New York Sea Grant, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, industry, academic, and other professional seafood stakeholders, offers its annual "NY Seafood Summit." The goal of the summit is to convene a group of enthusiastic professionals with vested interest in seafood to build active communications between the various sectors of New York's seafood industry. Each year, at the summit aims to highlight some of New York’s bountiful seafood supply and introduce participants to the delicious, diverse, and versatile seafood available locally.

“NYSG was thrilled to work with partners, including Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE), on the 7th annual New York Seafood Summit. The event held in Riverhead was the final of three sessions held at venues across the state and focused on ‘Innovations in New York Fishing and Marketing’,” said NYSG Director Rebecca L. Shuford, Ph.D. “Dynamic presentations and dialog benefitted from the participation and perspectives of commercial fishing industry members, seafood retailers, extension specialists, county and state legislators, and other interested stakeholders – leading to forward looking ideas and recommendations for cross-sector collaborations in support of NY Seafood.”

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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