Habitat Restoration

Project expands support for CT shellfish industry

Connecticut shellfish farmers who endured severe sales losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered the chance to earn income by working on a unique project to rehabilitate the state’s natural shellfish beds.

CT closer to establishing national research reserve

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has approved a network of state-owned properties and coastal waters in Lyme, Old Lyme, and Groton to be the site of the state’s first National Estuarine Research Reserve. This is the first major milestone in designating the area as the nation’s 30th reserve.

2 Sea Grant programs support student’s unique summer job

For many college students, the summer after freshman year means heading home for jobs waiting tables, working at youth recreation programs or scooping ice cream at the beach snack bar. But after completing his first year at the University of Delaware, Sam Koeck came home to Connecticut to the kind of paid internship usually afforded only to students further along in college. 

Connecticut Shellfish Initiative earns regional recognition

The Connecticut Shellfish Initiative, a multi-year effort launched in 2014 to promote the growth of shellfish beds and shellfishing by identifying and removing barriers to commercial and recreational harvesters and raising public awareness, has received the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium Superior Outreach Programming Group Award.

Wrack Lines – Fall/Winter 2016 (Vol. 16, No. 2)

Download entire issue PDF(9 MB) or download articles below. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader available at Adobe.com. Letter from the Editor (page 2) Contents (page 3) Throw the Big Ones Back! (page 4) Endangered Atlantic sturgeon find a new nursery in the Connecticut River (page 8) Urban Wetlands–a Salty Conversation (page 10) […]

Wrack Lines (Fall/Winter 2015): Vol. 15, No. 2

Download entire issue PDF(2 MB) or download articles below. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader available at Adobe.com.Letter from the Editor: Tough Times Don’t Last (Page 2)Contents (Page 4)Communicating Risk: How People Respond to Coastal Warnings (Page 4)Connecticut Climate Adaptation Academy (Page 9)Connecticut Seeks National Estuarine Research Reserve (Page 11)Restoration of Dodge Paddock […]