As part of the National Sea Grant program’s $16 million in awards for collaborative aquaculture projects, Connecticut Sea Grant will lead two major new aquaculture initiatives and be a key contributor to two additional projects.
A video created by the University of Connecticut showcases the kayak eco-tour of Mystic River shellfish farms developed by Tessa Getchis, senior extension educator for UConn Extension and Connecticut Sea Grant, in partnership with local oyster farmer Steve Plant and a local kayak rental company.
The latest issue of the Journal of Shellfish Research highlights the Connecticut Aquaculture Mapping Atlas in an article titled, “Shellfish Aquaculture Map Viewers: An Assessment of Design, Data and Functions to Inform Planning and Siting in the United States.”
Two teacher workshops on how to use Long Island Sound as the basis for life and earth science lessons will be offered in September.
One hundred pounds of litter – everything from deflated Mylar balloons and monofilament fishing line to plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, straws, cigarette butts and lots of bottle caps — filled the buckets and reusable bags of 35 volunteers Thursday at Lighthouse Point Park as they helped launch a campaign to keep plastic trash out of Long Island Sound.
For many college students, the summer after freshman year means heading home for jobs waiting tables, working at youth recreation programs or scooping ice cream at the beach snack bar. But after completing his first year at the University of Delaware, Sam Koeck came home to Connecticut to the kind of paid internship usually afforded only to students further along in college.
The public review and comment period for the draft of the new Guide to Marine Aquaculture Permitting in Connecticut is now open.
olunteers are needed to join NGO Sustainability in a cleanup of the beach at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on July 20.
Secondary life and earth science teachers are invited to a water- and land-based workshop on Saturday Sept. 7 on Long Island Sound aboard a SoundWaters schooner departing from the dock in Stamford.
Connecticut Sea Grant hosted its third on-the-water workshop aboard Enviro-Lab III, Project Oceanology’s vessel, leaving from the docks at the UConn Avery Point campus on June 14.