The 2024 “Foundations of Shellfish Farming” course will be offered at the UConn Avery Point campus over 12 weeks starting Jan. 16. The classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. through April 2 in Room 312 of the Lowell P. Weicker Jr. Building. Registration is open and financial aid is available.
Plant-based alternatives to meat, milk and other foods derived from animal products are the fastest growing sector of the food industry, as more consumers identify as “flexitarians” who want to eat in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.
Two federal grants totaling almost $600,000 will help launch two initiatives considered crucial to the long-term viability of the state’s aquaculture industry. The grants will fund a two-year project to assess aquaculture workforce development needs and a mobile lab to support the seaweed industry.
Chaya Gaberria of the U.S. Aquaculture Society recently interviewed Anoushka Concepcion, CTSG associate extension education on marine aquaculture, about her career. The interview has been posted on the society’s website.
Researchers at the NEFSC Milford Lab investigate shellfish growers’ reports that aquaculture gear attracts fish. Using GoPro cameras and eDNA analysis, they found that the cages provide critical habitat for a variety of fish at all life stages. A video of the project is now available.
The Connecticut Public Radio show “The Wheelhouse,” featured CT Sea Grant’s Tessa Getchis talking about the economic and environmental importance of oysters in Long Island Sound, as well as the shellfish restoration plan and the shell recycling initiative.
Anoushka Concepcion, CTSG associate extension educator for marine aquaculture, has been chosen for the Industry Impact Award of the World Aquaculture Society for 2022.
In the “Foundations of Shellfish Farming” course offered for the first time this year, 18 students were immersed in plenty of practical, first-hand knowledge about aquaculture.
The second of an ongoing series on offshore wind development affecting Connecticut explores the views of commercial fishermen on this fast-emerging industry along the East Coast.
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.