The Town of Islip has an established Bay Bottom Leasing Program, which encompasses over 100 acres of Town-owned Bay Bottom in the Town of Islip. Lease Parcels were approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and range anywhere in size from 1 to 5 acres. The Program has proven successful as both a boost to the local economy, and to those entrepreneurs who Lease Bay Bottom parcels for growing out oysters, hard shell clams and scallops. Once grown, the Shellfish are marketed, and sold to local restaurants and retail/wholesale establishments.
The Town currently has a waiting list for future available parcels (see above). To place your name on the waiting list, contract the Department of Environmental Control (DEC), 401 Main Street, Room 302, Islip, NY 11751; or by calling the DEC at (631) 595-3630.