State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt met on July 15 with representatives of seven commercial shellfishing businesses, along with state Bureau of Aquaculture and Connecticut Sea Grant staff, to brainstorm revisions and updates to the 2016 Vision Plan created under the Connecticut Shellfish Initiative.
Using historic and modern techniques, photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood will use a 2019 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support award grant to transform plastic beach trash and microplastics into images intended to call attention to global ocean pollution.
A six-minute video about “Crosscurrents,” the 10-year retrospective exhibit of artists supported by the Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program, is now available viewing.
Secondary life and earth science teachers are invited to a water- and land-based workshop on Saturday Sept. 7 on Long Island Sound aboard a SoundWaters schooner departing from the dock in Stamford.
Connecticut Sea Grant hosted its third on-the-water workshop aboard Enviro-Lab III, Project Oceanology’s vessel, leaving from the docks at the UConn Avery Point campus on June 14.
Connecticut Sea Grant continued the yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary with an on-the-water workshop aboard the Volsunga IV in the Thimble Islands of Branford on June 7.
The 61st Essex Annual Shad Bake on June 1 drew hundreds to the waterfront at the Connecticut River Museum to dine on this spring’s catch of Connecticut River shad. Co-sponsored by the museum and the Rotary Club of Essex, this year’s event included Connecticut Sea Grant participation.
About 100 people participated in the Thames River Quest on June 1, enjoying free water taxi rides between Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Thames Street in Groton and the Downtown Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, where each of the four legs of the treasure-hunt style educational hike were located.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett was interviewed for a recent episode of The Full Story on WSHU Public Radio about beach resilience. Titled, “Can Beach Erosion Be Controlled?”
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