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.

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.

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.