Six research projects relevant to Long Island Sound and continuing improvements in its restoration and management have been selected by Connecticut Sea Grant for the 2024-2026 funding cycle.
Shell recovery, frequent 2023 bed closures, town-by-town updates among other topics at Annual Gathering of Shellfish Commissions on Feb. 3.
Two new additions to the Connecticut Aquaculture Video Series highlight master wampum maker Allen Hazard and Connecticut shellfishing history.
This week’s installment in the Connecticut Aquaculture Video Series focuses on Growing Oysters in Tidal Pond and features Jonathan Goldstein and the crew at Sherwood Island Oysters in Westport.
Connecticut Aquaculture Video Series continues with interview of Steve Plant, owner of Connecticut Cultured Oysters in Noank, explaining how he uses floating cages and bottom culture to grow shellfish.
A new Connecticut Aquaculture Video Series has been launched, starting with “Shellfish Hatchery 101.” A new video will be posted every two weeks this winter showcasing the state’s aquaculture industry.
Learn the basics of harmful algal blooms and how they can affect shellfish in the new fact sheet, “Harmful Algal Blooms and Shellfish in Marine Environments in Connecticut.”
Foundations of Shellfish Farming is a training course for new and prospective farmers and those who simply seek to learn more about aquaculture practices and techniques. It will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 16 to April 2 at UConn Avery Point. Financial aid is available.
Two federal grants totaling almost $600,000 will help launch two initiatives considered crucial to the long-term viability of the state’s aquaculture industry. The grants will fund a two-year project to assess aquaculture workforce development needs and a mobile lab to support the seaweed industry.
Researchers at the NEFSC Milford Lab investigate shellfish growers’ reports that aquaculture gear attracts fish. Using GoPro cameras and eDNA analysis, they found that the cages provide critical habitat for a variety of fish at all life stages. A video of the project is now available.