Coastal Habitats

1st marine economics fellow to focus on natural coastal resources

In a new marine and coastal economics fellowship created by Connecticut Sea Grant, a Yale University doctoral candidate will spend the next year and a half developing restoration tools that account for the real-world complexity and value of natural and manmade features beyond the sand.

Sen. Blumenthal seeks funding for CT River hydrilla control

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced on June 3 that he is leading an effort to secure $100 million over four years in federal funding for a multistate effort to control hydrilla in the  Connecticut River watershed. 

Gov. Lamont commends final approval of LIS Blue Plan

Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut State Senate for giving unanimous, final approval on May 14 to legislation approving the Long Island Sound Blue Plan in concurrence with the House of Representatives, which approved the plan late last month.

New interactive tool will guide shellfish restoration in LIS

CT Sea Grant worked with partners to build an interactive digital viewer to aid shellfish restoration work. The Connecticut Shellfish Restoration Story Map fills a critical gap needed to determine the areas where restoration efforts are most likely to succeed.

LIS Blue Plan now in hands of CT Legislature

Read about the Long Island Sound Blue Plan and why many believe it should be approved by the state Legislature in articles by published March 5 in Connecticut Hearst Media newspapers, March 7 in The Day of New London and March 10 in the Connecticut Mirror.

CTSG, UConn CLEAR experts talk about resiliency work

In a new episode of the “Connecting Connecticut” podcast, Juliana Barrett and Bruce Hyde discuss what UConn Extension is doing to craft a more resilient Connecticut in the face of a changing climate, more severe and frequent storms, and scarce resources.

Amid pandemic challenges, recreational shellfishing thrived

While the pandemic curtailed many favorite activities, recreational shellfishing remained popular and even surged in many shoreline towns last year. Stories of strong interest in shellfishing along with pandemic challenges were heard at the Feb. 13 Annual Meeting of Shellfish Commissions.