Coastal Resources

Gov. Lamont signs legislation supporting continued growth of CT’s shellfish industry

Gov. Lamont  joined legislators, state officials, agricultural advocates and business representatives for a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the enactment of legislation implementing policies that will support continued growth of Connecticut’s shellfish industry.

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.

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries partner to invest $1M+ to support research for the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

A new research funding opportunity to improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal communities to optimize ocean co-use is announced by 7 Sea Grant programs, NOAA Fisheries and the Dept. of Energy.