Trustees Fret About Blue Crabs

An aquatic weed harvester that is to begin removing macroalgae from Georgica Pond this month is of concern to the East Hampton Town Trustees, who own and oversee many of the town’s waterways and bottomlands on behalf of the public.

At their meeting on Monday, the trustees discussed the potential impact of the harvester on crabs and other aquatic life in the 290-acre salt pond, which has had dense cyanobacteria blooms, attributed to excessive nitrogen and phosphorous, in the last two summers. The trustees banned crabbing and fishing at the pond for much of those summers, and warned the public against exposure to its waters.

Read the full story in the East Hampton Star.