“The Milford lab,” as it is known in the shellfish industry, is a main supplier of algae to shellfish farmers along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts – and even worldwide. NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center has supplied algae free of charge to shellfish farms for more than five decades, drawing from collection of 230 strains, among them those that are most important for young oysters and clams.
Commercial clammer Rosemary Louden asked how the Long Island Sound Blue Plan would impact the business that’s been in her husband Jay’s family for the past 100 years. At the May 14 public meeting on the plan, she learned that the historic Louden commercial shellfish beds in Greenwich are considered “significant human use areas” that would gain protection from any proposals that would impact them.
As National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5 – 11 calls on everyone to be more aware of how to protect themselves from natural disasters, researchers in Connecticut are exploring an area of vulnerability that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Anoushka Concepcion, aquaculture extension specialist with Connecticut Sea Grant, is interviewed about kelp farming by WHYY public radio station Reporter Alan Yu for an episode of the podcast, “The Ocean and Us.”
“Regulatory Guidance for the Direct Marketing of Molluscan Shellfish in Connecticut,” a 13-page booklet, is now available for free download. It covers the shellfish distribution chain, marketing avenues, who can market directly to consumers, insurance, regulatory requirements and other topics.
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.
Learning marine biology, physics, chemistry and other sciences may have started in the classroom for these teenagers, but their recent opportunities to showcase what they know in a regional then a national competition gave them a whole new level of enthusiasm for the world of oceanography.
For anyone who assumes mosquitoes are just a nuisance, Michael Pacucilla has a sobering message.The director of health for the East Shore District Health Department, he shared a personal story about the serious consequences that can result from a bite by one of these ubiquitous insects.
The public is invited to six regional meetings and a film premier event over the next eight weeks to learn about and comment on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.
Rapid temperature increases, more acidic waters and species shifts in Long Island Sound are among the findings of a Connecticut Sea Grant-supported study of 45 years of data collected by Project Oceanology.