Seafood

Project will help strengthen state’s shellfish industry

Connecticut Sea Grant has been awarded a $196,990 federal grant to lead a project designed to further the recovery of Connecticut’s shellfish industry from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and position it to be more resilient in the future.

Gov. Lamont signs legislation supporting continued growth of CT’s shellfish industry

Gov. Lamont  joined legislators, state officials, agricultural advocates and business representatives for a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the enactment of legislation implementing policies that will support continued growth of Connecticut’s shellfish industry.

Connecticut stays on guard against toxic algae blooms

If you’re a Connecticut shellfish farmer, your ears might perk up a bit when you hear the term HABs – harmful algal blooms. But thanks to the well-coordinated early warning system in place to catch an outbreak, people can eat clams and oysters from Long Island Sound with confidence.

Seafood survey could help further increase in demand

With national data showing Americans have been eating more fish and shellfish during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report on a survey of Connecticut residents’ seafood consumption habits and preferences offers timely information seafood dealers can use to help make the increase permanent.

Response launched for severely impacted aquaculture sector

Sales revenue for Connecticut aquaculture producers fell an average of 93 percent in February and March compared to the same period in 2019, and 70 percent of the workforce employed in shellfish, seaweed and finfish farming operations have been laid off due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.