Sea Grant

Research relieves concerns about conditions for LIS shellfish

Worrisome questions about whether plastic pollution and changing water chemistry are affecting Long Island Sound’s edible shellfish got some reassuring – though qualified – answers at a meeting of Connecticut’s municipal shellfish commissions on Jan. 11.

2019 Guide for Recreational Shellfishing in Connecticut

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.

Research in 2020: from microplastics to East River barriers

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.

Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (CT DECD) Office of the Arts is partnering with Connecticut Sea Grant to enhance our Arts Support Awards Program, increasing the overall amount of funds available to $1,500. One or more awards will be made to an artist or group of artists through this competitive funding program.