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Connecticut Sea Grant

The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program is a unique partnership between the nation's universities and its primary ocean agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The University of Connecticut is our State's Sea Grant College.

Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) collaborates with maritime industries and coastal communities to identify needs, and fund research, outreach, and educational activities that have special relevance to Connecticut and Long Island Sound.

Our mission is to work towards achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits by supporting integrated locally and nationally relevant research, outreach and education programs in partnership with stakeholders.

Sea Grant is celebrating its 50th anniversary year through March 2017. We're using this occasion to tell people more about the services we provide to universities, communities, coastal and Great Lakes states, and the nation.

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Capitol Hill Ocean Week - Livestream

Connecticut Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows Alumni - Where are they Now?

Learn how we're highlighting 50 years of Science Serving America's Coasts

Watch the kickoff Anniversary event in Washington D.C.

Connecticut Shellfish Initiative Vision Plan Released for Public Comment

June 23, 2016

Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries announce the release of the Connecticut Shellfish Initiative Vision Plan for Public Comment. The plan, created by a diverse group from industry, regulatory agencies, academia and citizens, is the result of three years of fruitful discussions regarding the future of the state's commercial, recreational and natural shellfish resources. We welcome your input. Please consider the questions below and submit your comments to by 5pm on Friday, July 29. To request a paper copy, please call (860) 405-9128 or email

NEW!  Watch our brief 10-minute video.

50 Years of Science Serving America's Coasts