To better understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s aquaculture industry, the CT Sea Grant Program and the CT Department of Agriculture implemented an anonymous survey of Connecticut’s aquaculture producers.
“Climate Change and Aquaculture in Connecticut’s Long Island Sound,” addresses an issue of great importance to the state’s multi-million dollar aquaculture industry.
“The Connecticut Seafood Survey: Assessing Seafood Consumption, Knowledge, Behaviors and Preferences of Connecticut Residents” offers information to better understand current eating habits and how to get more seafood into Connecticut residents’ diets — especially shellfish, fish and seaweed from local waters.
This newly updated guide compiles information to help anyone get started in recreational shellfishing. It describes the types of shellfish (clams, oysters, etc.) found in this region and explains where to obtain permits, prices, contacts and other information specific to each Connecticut coastal town.
“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.
The first food safety guide for the production and processing of kelp and Gracilaria, another type of edible native seaweed, is available for download.
This 13-page guide provides a general overview of the regulations that must be followed to establish and operate a business selling molluscan shellfish to the final consumer in Connecticut. The pdf is available for free download.
By Tessa Getchis and Sandra Shumway. This 16-page booklet provides a summary of the key issues and state of the science pertaining to harmful algal blooms as presented in “Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference,” to improve management and response. Print copies are available from Connecticut Sea Grant by contacting: Michelle MarcAurele. .
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 […]
A. Concepcion A brochure with instructions to help consumers keep seafood fresh and safe to eat after purchase. Click here. This brochure may be printed and distributed.