Research brief discusses climate change and aquaculture

Page 1 of "Climate Change and Aquaculture in Connecticut's Long Island Sound"“Climate Change and Aquaculture in Connecticut’s Long Island Sound,” a research brief written by CT Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension Specialist Tessa Getchis and Connecticut Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture Director David Carey, addresses an issue of great importance to the state’s multi-million dollar aquaculture industry.

The four-page fact sheet addresses the current and potential implications of temperature extremes, precipitation and salinity, ocean acidification, severe weather and sea level rise on shellfish and seaweed farming in Long Island Sound. It was produced with funding awarded through the USDA Northeast Climate Hub of the USDA Forest Service. Additional support was provided by Connecticut Sea Grant, the University of Connecticut Department of Extension and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture.