Shellfish

Research in 2020: from microplastics to East River barriers

Oysters, sturgeon, salt marshes, stormwater and possible impacts of East River storm surge barriers will be the subjects of six two-year research projects being funded by Connecticut Sea Grant starting in 2020. The six projects will focus on different aspects of the ecosystem of the Long Island Sound watershed.

UConn video highlights kayak eco-tour of shellfish farms

A video created by the University of Connecticut showcases the kayak eco-tour of Mystic River shellfish farms developed by Tessa Getchis, senior extension educator for UConn Extension and Connecticut Sea Grant, in partnership with local oyster farmer Steve Plant and a local kayak rental company. 

Norwalk harbor is setting for final on-the-water workshop

Connecticut Sea Grant hosted the final in a series of four on-the-water workshops celebrating its 30th anniversary on July 26 on Norwalk Harbor. Seven speakers and 24 passengers toured the busy harbor aboard Spirit of the Sound, the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk’s hybrid electric vessel.

Shellfish Initiative gets fresh look from commissioner, farmers

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.