Dan Russell and Abraham Powell are at opposite ends of their fishing careers. Russell has been fishing for 50 years, while Powell was hired a month ago. Yet they agreed Safety at Sea training was time well spent regardless of whether they were seasoned or beginner in this ancient and perilous trade.
The newly published “Comprehensive Review of Connecticut Aquaculture Laws” assesses the state’s aquaculture laws, compares various aspects of Connecticut’s aquaculture laws to those of competitor states, addresses 11 major questions and suggests policy changes to strengthen regulatory systems.
The UN & WHO have released a major report on seaweed safety naming Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion as one of 17 experts contributing to the document.
WNPR’s “Where We Live” show on June 10 focused on Connecticut’s kelp industry, with host Lucy Nalpathanchil interviewing CTSG Aquaculture Extension Specialist Anoushka Concepcion, a kelp farmer and a chef who uses it in menu items.
CT Sea Grant, the CT Department of Agriculture and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are seeking comments from the public on a discussion draft of the Connecticut Shellfish Restoration Guide.
After a dozen years running Indian River Shellfish, Michael Gilman knows well the yin and yang of oyster farming. “It’s really hard to know what this job entails unless you’ve really lived it,” he said.
“All Creatures Great and Mostly Small” is the theme of the Spring-Summer 2022 issue of Wrack Lines magazine, filled with stunning images and engaging articles about some of the marine and terrestrial animals around us and the people who devote their attention to them.
A new fact sheet, “The Relationship between Aquaculture and the Public Trust in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island” seeks to improve understanding of the public trust doctrine and use of public waters for shellfish aquaculture in these three states.
The 18th Annual Gathering of Shellfish Commissions will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Auditorium, 123 Huntington St., New Haven.
Read Regional Aquaculture Liaison Zach Gordon’s blog post “Aquaculture 101” in the nonprofit online publication The Next Swell.