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 be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 24 to April 11. Registration will begin in mid-December.
The newly published “Comprehensive Review of Connecticut Aquaculture Laws” assesses the state’s aquaculture laws, compares various aspects of Connecticut’s aquaculture laws to those of competitor states, addresses 11 major questions and suggests policy changes to strengthen regulatory systems.
The UN & WHO have released a major report on seaweed safety naming Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion as one of 17 experts contributing to the document.
Connecticut Sea Grant has been awarded two federal grants to continue initiatives to advance aquaculture, one focusing on creating new shellfish aquaculture information tools and the other on the National Seaweed Hub’s efforts to support the growth of the seaweed industry.
Regulators, kelp farmers and researchers gathered for the 7th annual Connecticut Seaweed Stakeholder Workshop on Sept. 15th, a meeting highlighted by a presentation of a business and economic planning model for the nascent kelp aquaculture industry.
Three artists using different mediums and techniques to raise awareness about coastal assets and concerns have been chosen for 2022 CTSG Arts Support Awards, more than any year since the program began in 2010.
A UConn Today story and video about CT Sea Grant and Extension’s work with the sugar kelp industry can be found here.
WNPR’s “Where We Live” show on June 10 focused on Connecticut’s kelp industry, with host Lucy Nalpathanchil interviewing CTSG Aquaculture Extension Specialist Anoushka Concepcion, a kelp farmer and a chef who uses it in menu items.
CT Sea Grant, the CT Department of Agriculture and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are seeking comments from the public on a discussion draft of the Connecticut Shellfish Restoration Guide.
After a dozen years running Indian River Shellfish, Michael Gilman knows well the yin and yang of oyster farming. “It’s really hard to know what this job entails unless you’ve really lived it,” he said.