CTSG Director Sylvain De Guise, UConn Marine Sciences Prof. Evan Ward and Sea Grant-supported artist Elizabeth Ellenwood are interviewed on WNPR’s “Where We Live” about PFAS and microplastics.
Wrack Lines issue explores creatures from sea to sky to garden
“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.
Fact sheet explores aquaculture & public trust in CT, MA & RI
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.
18th Annual Gathering of Shellfish Commissions announced
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.
Zach Gordon talks ‘Aquaculture 101’ in blog post
Read Regional Aquaculture Liaison Zach Gordon’s blog post “Aquaculture 101” in the nonprofit online publication The Next Swell.
CTSG seeks temporary specialist for aquaculture program
CTSG is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Temporary University Specialist. Under the direction of the Senior Extension Educator for Aquaculture, the specialist will provide administrative support to the Sea Grant aquaculture extension team/program.
Connecticut Sea Grant Annual Report 2021 available
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.
Report focuses on economic value of recreational shellfishing
“Catching Value: An Economic Assessment of Connecticut’s Recreational Shellfishing Sector,” finds that this activity has a more than $1.6 million annual economic impact on the state’s economy.
Public radio program highlights role of oysters in LIS
Connecticut Public Radio host Lucy Nalpathanchil interviews CTSG’s Tessa Getchis, oyster farmer Norm Bloom and Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucy about the importance of oysters and other shellfish in the Sound.
Marine life, human-sea interactions to be explored by researchers
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.