Aquaculture

Shellfish farmers stay afloat with innovation, financial aid     

CT shellfish farmers endured the precipitous sales losses that nearly shut their businesses during the early days of the pandemic last spring. Now they are preparing to weather what could be even tougher months ahead, with fresh influxes of financial aid coming just when they’re going to need it most.

Connecticut stays on guard against toxic algae blooms

If you’re a Connecticut shellfish farmer, your ears might perk up a bit when you hear the term HABs – harmful algal blooms. But thanks to the well-coordinated early warning system in place to catch an outbreak, people can eat clams and oysters from Long Island Sound with confidence.

CT Seafood Survey report looks at consumption habits

“The Connecticut Seafood Survey: Assessing Seafood Consumption, Knowledge, Behaviors and Preferences of Connecticut Residents” offers information to better understand current eating habits and how to get more seafood into Connecticut residents’ diets — especially shellfish, fish and seaweed from local waters.

Project expands support for CT shellfish industry

Connecticut shellfish farmers who endured severe sales losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered the chance to earn income by working on a unique project to rehabilitate the state’s natural shellfish beds.

Seafood survey could help further increase in demand

With national data showing Americans have been eating more fish and shellfish during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report on a survey of Connecticut residents’ seafood consumption habits and preferences offers timely information seafood dealers can use to help make the increase permanent.