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Flier for Foundations of Shellfish Farming course

Register now for shellfish farming course starting Jan. 24

Foundations of Shellfish Farming is a training course for new and prospective farmers and those who simply seek to learn more about aquaculture practices and techniques. Classes will meet at UConn Avery Point on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 24 to April 11.

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Sea Grant-National Marine Fisheries Service fellows sought

The 2023 Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is open for submissions until Jan. 25. The fellowships are available to PhD students in programs in population or ecosystem dynamics, resource or environmental economics or related field.

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Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison is part of Connecticut's 332-mile-long coastline.

Applications sought for 2023 Coastal Management Fellowship

NOAA is seeking applicants for the 2023 Coastal Management Fellowship Program. This program provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies.

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Silde with information about Knauss fellowship

2024 Knauss fellowship applications period now open

CTSG is accepting Knauss Fellowship applications from graduate students for the one-year period anticipated to begin February 1, 2024. This opportunity provides a unique educational experience to students interested in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting them.

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Participants in Safety at Sea training practice boarding a life raft.

Novice or veteran, fishermen value safety & survival training

Dan Russell and Abraham Powell are at opposite ends of their fishing careers. Russell has been fishing for 50 years, while Powell was hired a month ago. Yet they agreed Safety at Sea training was time well spent regardless of whether they were seasoned or beginner in this ancient and perilous trade.

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Community climate planning projects underway in 4 CT cities

Four Connecticut cities have joined a pilot project to boost community participation in climate change planning. Community activities in Bridgeport, New Haven, New London and Norwich are being led by CTSG and NOAA and will focus on climate risk communication and planning for community resilience.

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Hurricane Sandy hit the Connecticut shoreline and Long Island Sound in October 2012, further exposing the state's vulnerable shoreline. Researchers say new approaches to resilience are needed as sea levels rise and powerful storms become more common

Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies

A study by Juliana Barrett of CT Sea Grant and UConn researcher Tao Wu looks at past land use changes and the importance of taking factors such as socio-economic development and the dynamic nature of coastal environments into consideration to make these areas more resilient to climate change.

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