Coastal Resources

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.

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.

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.

8 research projects seek to improve management of LIS

Eight research projects that will examine various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound and potentially yield more effective management decisions have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding through the Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program.

Coastal & Marine Economics Graduate Fellowship 2021-22

The Connecticut Sea Grant Coastal and Marine Economics Graduate Fellowship Program will enable one selected graduate student per year to conduct independent fundamental or applied economic research for one year under the guidance of their academic advisor.

Marsh migration project at Dodge Paddock explored in article

The two-year project at Dodge Paddock Beal Preserve in Stonington Borough is the subject of an article published in the December 2020 issue of the Journal of Extension, titled, “Moving with the Marsh: Encouraging Property Owner Adaptation to Marsh Migration.”