New video, “Deploying Sugar Kelp Seed String,” showing the process of planting seaweed in LIS. Kelp farmer DJ King and Anoushka Concepcion, associate extension education specializing in marine aquaculture, talk about this new and exciting crop that is edible, nutritious and environmentally friendly.
UN/WHO seaweed safety report highlights CTSG safety guide
The UN & WHO have released a major report on seaweed safety naming Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion as one of 17 experts contributing to the document.
Federal funds will support CTSG’s sustained focus on aquaculture
Connecticut Sea Grant has been awarded two federal grants to continue initiatives to advance aquaculture, one focusing on creating new shellfish aquaculture information tools and the other on the National Seaweed Hub’s efforts to support the growth of the seaweed industry.
Business plan for kelp farming presented at stakeholders meeting
Regulators, kelp farmers and researchers gathered for the 7th annual Connecticut Seaweed Stakeholder Workshop on Sept. 15th, a meeting highlighted by a presentation of a business and economic planning model for the nascent kelp aquaculture industry.
2022 arts award program sees highest number of awardees
Three artists using different mediums and techniques to raise awareness about coastal assets and concerns have been chosen for 2022 CTSG Arts Support Awards, more than any year since the program began in 2010.
‘Seaweed on the menu’ tells story of CT kelp farming
A UConn Today story and video about CT Sea Grant and Extension’s work with the sugar kelp industry can be found here.
Radio show about CT’s kelp industry features Concepcion
WNPR’s “Where We Live” show on June 10 focused on Connecticut’s kelp industry, with host Lucy Nalpathanchil interviewing CTSG Aquaculture Extension Specialist Anoushka Concepcion, a kelp farmer and a chef who uses it in menu items.
LIS Seaweed Bioextraction Symposium features CTSG experts
The Long Island Sound Seaweed Bioextraction Symposium will take place virtually on May 18 and 19, with Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion and Robert Pomeroy among the speakers.
Marine life, human-sea interactions to be explored by researchers
Six research projects exploring various facets of Long Island Sound and the wider marine environment have been selected by CTSG for the 2022-2024 funding cycle. Four will focus on marine life amid changing environmental conditions. One will look at community behaviors in response to flood risks, while the sixth will focus on human relationships with the ocean.
CTSG aquaculture expert joins international seaweed group
A new United Nations-affiliated international coalition to advance the world’s seaweed industry will include Connecticut Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension Specialist Anoushka Concepcion as one of the 15 members of its Steering Committee.