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.
Connecticut Sea Grant has been awarded two federal grants to continue initiatives to advance aquaculture, one focusing on creating new shellfish aquaculture information tools and the other on the National Seaweed Hub’s efforts to support the growth of the seaweed industry.
Regulators, kelp farmers and researchers gathered for the 7th annual Connecticut Seaweed Stakeholder Workshop on Sept. 15th, a meeting highlighted by a presentation of a business and economic planning model for the nascent kelp aquaculture industry.
Three artists using different mediums and techniques to raise awareness about coastal assets and concerns have been chosen for 2022 CTSG Arts Support Awards, more than any year since the program began in 2010.
A UConn Today story and video about CT Sea Grant and Extension’s work with the sugar kelp industry can be found here.
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.
The Long Island Sound Seaweed Bioextraction Symposium will take place virtually on May 18 and 19, with Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion and Robert Pomeroy among the speakers.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s 2021 Annual Report is now available as a downloadable pdf. It offers highlights of CTSG’s accomplishments for the 2020-21 Sea Grant fiscal year, which runs from February 2020 through January 2021.
“Discovery, Rediscovery and Rebirth” is the theme for the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 issue of Wrack Lines, now available in print and online. Articles tell the stories of the CT National Estuarine Research Reserve, research into seaweed problems in Little Narragansett Bay, and the Peabody Museum’s transformation.
Six research projects exploring various facets of Long Island Sound and the wider marine environment have been selected by CTSG for the 2022-2024 funding cycle. Four will focus on marine life amid changing environmental conditions. One will look at community behaviors in response to flood risks, while the sixth will focus on human relationships with the ocean.