Empire State Development this week approved a $120,000 grant for Montauk Fish Dock Inc., which serves the largest commercial fishing port in New York State.
The cash will go toward rebuilding the dock, which was destroyed in 2012 in an electrical fire, and expanding facilities for unloading, packing, processing and distribution of fish.
“This funding will help ensure that an historic commercial fishing dock remains a vital part of the commercial fishing infrastructure of Montauk Harbor,” New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. said. “By expanding dockside processing and distribution services here on Long Island, we can generate economic revenue and make certain that the fishing community remains on the East End.”
The entire cost of the purchase of new machinery and equipment plus the renovation is expected to come out to nearly $560,000.
Empire State Development is a government agency for economic development.