Seaweed isn’t exotic or strange to the native Alaskan community that is his home, said Keolani Booth during his keynote address at the 2023 National Seaweed Symposium in Portland, Maine, setting the stage for the three-day event last month of robust and varied presentations and networking.
Shell recycling initiative being introduced in Connecticut
Empty oyster and clam shells from Long Island Sound shouldn’t be treated like trash. They are vital components of healthy habitat for shellfish and other marine life, and need to be returned to their watery home. That’s the message shell recycling advocates are advancing as part of a new statewide initiative.
Register now for shellfish farming course starting Jan. 24
Foundations of Shellfish Farming is a training course for new and prospective farmers and those who simply seek to learn more about aquaculture practices and techniques. Classes will meet at UConn Avery Point on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 24 to April 11.
Novice or veteran, fishermen value safety & survival training
Dan Russell and Abraham Powell are at opposite ends of their fishing careers. Russell has been fishing for 50 years, while Powell was hired a month ago. Yet they agreed Safety at Sea training was time well spent regardless of whether they were seasoned or beginner in this ancient and perilous trade.
Review takes comprehensive look at CT aquaculture laws
The newly published “Comprehensive Review of Connecticut Aquaculture Laws” assesses the state’s aquaculture laws, compares various aspects of Connecticut’s aquaculture laws to those of competitor states, addresses 11 major questions and suggests policy changes to strengthen regulatory systems.
Public comment sought on CT Shellfish Restoration Guide
CT Sea Grant, the CT Department of Agriculture and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are seeking comments from the public on a discussion draft of the Connecticut Shellfish Restoration Guide.
Raising awareness to help sturgeon make a comeback in CT
UConn and Connecticut Sea Grant will unveil a sign at Hammonasset Beach State Park at 10 a.m. on May 7 to raise awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon.
‘Born out of crises’ issue looks at responses to pandemic, disasters
The Spring-Summer 2021 issue of Wrack Lines examines actions that grew from different crises, from the pandemic to sea level rise to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
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.