Saturday, September 28, 2019
6:00 pm

All About Oysters


A Discussion with:
• John “Barley” Dunne, Director of the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery
• Adam Younes, owner of Promised Land Mariculture Co.


Hosted by Sara Davison and Charlie Collins

Oysters are legendary for many reasons. Learn how they filter and purify millions of gallons of water, delight our palates and-—the real truth on their oft-mentioned properties as aphrodisiacs. Meet these experts who are leading the way to grow and promote the East End oyster industry while also promoting the restoration of our water quality. East Hampton’s volunteer individual oyster farming program will also be discussed.
Reception to follow in the Library’s outdoor courtyard with complimentary oysters on the half shell and craft beer from Montauk Brewing Company.



Barley Dunne  | Barley holds a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Auburn University. He worked with the Town of Islip Shellfish Culture Facility then joined the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery in 2004, becoming Director in 2011. He assists the non-profit Conscience Point Shellfish Company and is ex-officio member of a new non-profit, South Fork Sea Farmers, which aims to educate and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable aquaculture and inspire constructive action programs.


Adam Younes  | Adam is an owner of Promised Land Mariculture Co.  Established in 2016, Promised Land Mariculture is a family owned and operated farm in East Hampton,  producing Lazy Point Oysters. “We started the company to produce the most sustainable marine protein on earth. As one of the most eastern farms on Long Island, we receive a constant tidal flow of clean, crisp oceanic water that creates a dynamic taste and deep cups.”
    generously underwritten by

      Judith Hope Twomey