Preliminary report on pandemic impacts on CT aquaculture

To better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s aquaculture industry, the Connecticut Sea Grant Program and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture implemented an anonymous survey of Connecticut’s aquaculture producers which includes predominantly oyster and clam farmers, and also seaweed and inland finfish producers. As of March 24, 2020, 37 of 49 aquaculture businesses had completed the survey (response rate = 75%). The survey questions are included at the end of this preliminary summary statement.

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Connecticut Aquaculture Industry – Preliminary Report