A small group of restaurant professionals gathered in the Sheraton hotel kitchen on Dec. 13 for an introduction to kelp cuisine from Jeff Trombetta, professor of culinary arts at Norwalk Community College. He’s been chopping, sautéing and consuming kelp for the past four to five years, developing recipes for what he believes could become chefs’ “new go-to vegetable.”
Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation III workshop on Jan. 25 will focus on the legal and physical challenges municipalities are facing due to road flooding from extreme high tides and sea level rise.
The annual gathering of municipal shellfish commissions will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at The Sound School Aquaculture Center in New Haven.
The Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program awards up to $1000 to an artist or group of artists through this competitive funding program. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of its aesthetic quality, relevance to coastal and marine environments and Connecticut Sea Grant themes, as well as its potential impact on non-traditional audiences.
The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship application period is now open. The Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
Development or ″seed grants″ include start-up funds for small research and outreach projects, pilot studies, publications and conferences generally $5000 or less, typically in the range of $250-$3,000.
The biennial conference highlighting diverse research occurring in Long Island Sound and its watershed will take place in Port Jefferson, N.Y. on March 15.
The Fall/Winter 2018-19 issue of Wrack Lines tells about progress and setbacks of the last three decades on Long Island Sound, with stories on Norwalk, New Haven and Niantic harbors; the contrasting survival stories of the lobster and shad populations, along with some shad recipes; and winners of our 30th Anniversary photo contest. Send questions about the articles to “Ask Wrack Lines.”
“Ask Wrack Lines,” our new interactive feature, is now receiving your questions about the articles in the new issue.
Prof. Jamie Vaudrey and her colleagues in the UConn Marine Sciences Department have been involved in ongoing research to diagnose and find a solution to a nuisance algae, Cladophora, that has overtaken Little Narragansett Bay. In the latest phase of that research, Vaudrey is working with Prof. Julie Granger on a project to pinpoint the source of the nitrogen-laden nutrients getting into the bay that are fueling the explosive seaweed growth.