Oysters, sturgeon, salt marshes, stormwater and possible impacts of East River storm surge barriers will be the subjects of six two-year research projects being funded by Connecticut Sea Grant starting in 2020. The six projects will focus on different aspects of the ecosystem of the Long Island Sound watershed.
A new feature is being launched with the upcoming Fall-Winter issue of Wrack Lines magazine, where readers are invited to send photos, comments and questions about the places, people, plants, animals, habitats and articles in the current issue.
Connecticut Sea Grant Director Sylvain De Guise is interviewed for a segment of Comcast Newsmakers.
“A Guide to Marine Aquaculture Permitting in Connecticut,” a handbook about the regulatory process of commercial shellfish and seaweed aquaculture, is now available for viewing and download.
Lessons learned from the 1999 lobster die-off in Long Island Sound will provide the foundation for Connecticut Sea Grant’s contribution to a major Northeast collaboration to enhance understanding of potential changes to the nation’s primary lobster fishery in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank.
As part of the National Sea Grant program’s $16 million in awards for collaborative aquaculture projects, Connecticut Sea Grant will lead two major new aquaculture initiatives and be a key contributor to two additional projects.
A video created by the University of Connecticut showcases the kayak eco-tour of Mystic River shellfish farms developed by Tessa Getchis, senior extension educator for UConn Extension and Connecticut Sea Grant, in partnership with local oyster farmer Steve Plant and a local kayak rental company.
The latest issue of the Journal of Shellfish Research highlights the Connecticut Aquaculture Mapping Atlas in an article titled, “Shellfish Aquaculture Map Viewers: An Assessment of Design, Data and Functions to Inform Planning and Siting in the United States.”
Two teacher workshops on how to use Long Island Sound as the basis for life and earth science lessons will be offered in September.
One hundred pounds of litter – everything from deflated Mylar balloons and monofilament fishing line to plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, straws, cigarette butts and lots of bottle caps — filled the buckets and reusable bags of 35 volunteers Thursday at Lighthouse Point Park as they helped launch a campaign to keep plastic trash out of Long Island Sound.