Fisheries

New report highlights impacts on seafood industry

The 2016 -2017 annual report on Connecticut Sea Grant’s accomplishments and impacts in seafood production and consumption is now available for download. The 35-page report covers Sea Grant’s work on fisheries management in the Philippines; programs to provide safety and survival training to local fishermen; seafood safety training; seaweed aquaculture research and research on remote […]

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Seafood Savvy Newsletter

Nancy Balcom and Lori Pivarnik Newsletter published by Connecticut and Rhode Island Sea Grant concerning seafood safety issues. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list! Published Bi-annually. Most recent issue: January 2017 January 2016 January 2015 December 2013 January 2013 September 2011 December 2009 December 2007 August 2006 […]

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2017 Guide to Shellfishing on the Connecticut Coast

Connecticut Shellfishing GuidanceT. Getchis and Kristin DeRosia-Banick This newly updated guide compiles information to help anyone get started in recreational shellfishing. It gives a rundown on what types of shellfish (clams, oysters, etc.) are found in this region and also includes information on where to go for permits, prices, contacts, etc. with information specific to […]

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New England Seaweed Culture Handbook: Nursery Systems

Sarah Redmond, Lindsay Green, Charles Yarish, Jang Kim and Christopher Neefus. 92-page illustrated handbook shows how to culture 4 ecologically and economically important seaweeds native to New England. They are kelp, nori, Gracilaria and Chondrus. UConn and University of New Hampshire research teams give your their expertise. Free. Download here Companion 6-part video series, Seaweed […]

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Enjoying Shellfish Means Keeping Them Cool

A. Concepcion A printable brochure about Vibrio bacteria and how to reduce your risk by handling seafood properly and keeping it chilled. Click here. This brochure may be printed and distributed.

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2006 Economic Assessment of the Connecticut Commercial Lobster Industry

Robert Pomeroy, Nancy Balcom and Emily Kieley An economic assessment was conducted using questionnaires distributed to commercial lobstermen, in response to concerns about the lack of recovery of the industry from a massive die-off in 1999. This report compiles and analyzes the responses received. Free. Download here  

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Evaluation of Fish Tags as an Attenuated Rights-Based Management Approach for Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries

R.J. Johnston, D.S. Holland, V. Maharaj, and T.W. Campson This report explores issues related to the potential adaptation of rights-based harvest tags to the recreational reef fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. State harvest tag programs for hunting and mixed hunting/fishing are also summarized, as well as eight of the better-known existing harvest tag programs […]

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Summary Report on Long Island Sound Lobster Die-Off

Nancy Balcom and Penelope Howell Responding to a resource Disaster: American Lobsters in Long Island Sound 1999-2004 is a report issued in 2006, which unravels the mystery of the environmental stressors that killed the lobsters. It summarizes the results of 21 research projects and conclusions of the research teams. Now you can follow the complex […]

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Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management

Dr. Robert Pomeroy Conventional fisheries management focuses on a single species or stock and may assume that the productivity of that stock is a function only of its inherent population characteristics. Ecosystem-based management strategies recognize that both natural and human elements in the ecosystem must be taken into account in order to really understand fisheries. […]

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Adaptive Management

Dr. Robert Pomeroy Adaptive management relies on deliberate experimentation followed by systematic monitoring of the results from which fisheries managers or fishermen can learn. 1-page fact sheet. Publication Number CTSG-03-10 Free. Download PDF  

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Rights-based Fisheries Management

Dr. Robert Pomeroy A rights-based fisheries management system might include limited entry or access rights, input rights (fishing effort) or output rights (specific catch limits). The various forms and characteristics are presented. Publication Number CTSG-04-02 Free. Download PDF

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Fisheries Co-Management

Dr. Robert Pomeroy Co-management is an alternative management strategy that involves fishermen in the management process. There is greater local stewardship, responsibility, and enthusiastic participation in management when fishermen are active members of the management team. Find out how it works and the pros and cons in this 1-page (2-sided) fact sheet, intended for Connecticut […]

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Marine Protected Areas: an Ecosystem-based Management Tool

Dr. Robert Pomeroy Because of their integral role in marine biodiversity conservation and ecosystem-based management, marine protected areas (MPAs) have recently emerged as an alternative for protecting fish populations and their habitats. 1-page fact sheet. Publication Number CTSG-03-09 Free. Download PDF  

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Royal Red Shrimp: An Emerging Deep Sea Fishery in the Northeast

N. Balcom, J. Leamon and W.I. Bomster This report provides insight into the potential of a new fishery targeting royal red shrimp (Pleoticus robustus). The authors assess the market for a profitability of royal red shrimp caught off the southern New England and the mid-Atlantic coasts, and investigate the cost of outfitting a commercial vessel […]

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