New England

Safety training helps fishermen survive in a dangerous job

Chris Fowler knows the perils of his occupation as a commercial fisherman, consistently ranked one of nation’s the most dangerous jobs. So a year after he began catching skate, whiting, squid, flounder and fluke from a vessel docked in New London, he took a day off from fishing to equip himself with the skills he needs to survive an accident at sea.
He was one of 36 commercial fishermen and state agency personnel who took part in a daylong safety and survival training course on May 10 sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant, Fishing Partnership Support Services, the U.S. Coast Guard and UConn-Avery Point.

New England Seaweed Culture Handbook: Nursery Systems

Sarah Redmond, Lindsay Green, Charles Yarish, Jang Kim and Christopher Neefus. 92-page illustrated handbook shows how to culture 4 ecologically and economically important seaweeds native to New England. They are kelp, nori, Gracilaria and Chondrus. UConn and University of New Hampshire research teams give your their expertise. Free. Download here Companion 6-part video series, Seaweed […]

Goals and Concerns of Fishery Stakeholders in the Development of Catch Share Management in New England

Robert Pomeroy, Richard Pollnac, Alexander Maas, Jonathon Peros, Sam Grimly, Anne Hayden, Teresa Johnson This report concerns the concept of catch-shares management in New England Fisheries. Concerns that stakeholders expressed in a Sea Grant survey commissioned by EDF to facilitate joint problem-solving are categorized and summarized. Free. Download here.