Congratulations are in order for Robert Pomeroy, CT Sea Grant extension specialist in aquaculture and fisheries, after the announcement that a journal article he co-authored has been chosen for an award by the Editorial Board of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.
As the state gets wetter, Connecticut cities and towns have little choice but to take better control of the water that flows over streets, parking lots and fields from rainfall and snowmelt. A March 22 UConn Climate Adaptation Academy symposium gave municipal officials information about “what works and what to watch out for” in using low-impact development techniques to manage stormwater.
Director Sylvain De Guise updates the situation with the federal budget and funding for CT Sea Grant in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
The final spending package for fiscal year 2018, passed by Congress on March 22 and signed by Pres. Trump on March 23, provides $65 million for the National Sea Grant College Program, which includes Connecticut Sea Grant and 32 other Sea Grant programs across the country.
Congressman Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, along with Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., led a bipartisan group of 107 members of the House of Representatives in calling on the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies to continue their support for the National Sea Grant College Program.
The first draft of the Inventory of Natural Resources and Human Uses for the Long Island Sound Blue Plan has been completed, and comments are sough by April 6.
The award recognizes Rep. Joe Courtney for continued support of the Sea Grant program, including the research, outreach, and education programs that support coastal communities, the economy and ecosystems.
When the sewage treatment plant on the Mystic River was upgraded in 2015, probably few community residents here imagined local shellfish farmers might benefit, let alone oyster and clam growers across the country. But that’s a possibility, depending on the results of a $300,000 federally funded testing project now underway.
In 2017, three of the 10-week paid internships available through the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship program went to students from Connecticut universities. A fourth Hollings Scholar came from a college in Tennessee for an internship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries lab in Milford.