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Connecticut Sea Grant achieved college status in 1988 and is based at the University of Connecticut - Avery Point. Their mission is to work towards achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits by supporting integrated locally and nationally relevant research, outreach and education programs in partnership with stakeholders.

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Connecticut Sea Grant by the Numbers

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2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN CONNECTICUT RESULTED IN*

$4.1M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

70

JOBS

47

BUSINESSES

2585

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in Summer 2021 for work conducted February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. 

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Meet Connecticut Sea Grant Experts


Tessa Getchis

Aquaculture Extension Specialist - Tessa offers industry consultations and training workshops, and conducts collaborative research projects with a focus on shellfish husbandry, fisheries management and aquaculture permitting.


"I am surrounded by fishermen, farmers, researchers, regulators, community groups and Sea Grant colleagues that have a vested interest in protecting and enhancing this special coastal area we call Long Island Sound."

Connecticut Stories and News

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

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Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program to continue addressing emergent needs and priorities associated with this important fishery. Pursuant to congressional direction, this year’s funded projects shift focus on operational needs, specifically related to gear technology implementation, research and adoption.
 

Community climate planning projects underway in 4 Connecticut cities

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Community climate planning projects underway in 4 Connecticut cities

Four Connecticut cities have joined a pilot project to boost community participation in climate change planning. Community activities in Bridgeport, New Haven, New London and Norwich are being led by Connecticut Sea Grant with support from NOAA, and will focus on climate risk communication and planning for community resilience.

NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant today announced approximately $14 million in federal funding across four strategic areas for improving U.S. aquaculture. The competitively selected projects will advance early stage propagation strategies for various aquaculture species, marine finfish juvenile production technologies, aquaculture collaboratives and establishment of an aquaculture information exchange.

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, which awarded over $1.1 million in federal funds, seeks to catalyze research for the coexistence of marine energy—including wind, current, tidal, and wave energies—with Northeast fishing and coastal communities.

Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program to help local leaders navigate climate change questions

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Connecticut Sea Grant partners with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program to help local leaders navigate climate change questions

Questions poured in by the dozen after the morning session of the 2015 Adapt CT legal workshop—six pages worth, in fact. The workshop was part of a series on climate adaptation hosted by Connecticut Sea Grant and the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research, known as CLEAR, through their joint organization Adapt CT. Legal issues had starkly emerged as another area being reshaped by the broad sweep of the changing climate, as effects are felt across fisheries, agriculture, health, infrastructure, wildlife and economies.

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