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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

2020 (pdf)

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN CONNECTICUT RESULTED IN*

$1.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

41

JOBS

25

BUSINESSES

2257

ATTENDEES AT SEA GRANT MEETINGS OR WORKSHOPS

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2020. 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. 

Connecticut Sea Grant Featured Impacts

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 three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

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Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Sea Grant announced three initiatives today, all of which focus on freshwater systems and management. Projects include examining contaminants of emerging concern along the East Coast, mitigating pollution resulting from runoff in the mid-Atlantic, and managing stormwater to reduce flooding in the Great Lakes. 

NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

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NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

NOAA Sea Grant, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey, announces six new partnership positions. The Sea Grant Federal Partnership Liaisons will integrate Sea Grant extension expertise with science, products and services from NOAA labs and other publicly supported scientific research programs. These jointly-funded positions expand on a key component of Sea Grant’s work, extending science to end users and doing so through collaborative partnerships.
 

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

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NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

NOAA Sea Grant today announced $3.5 million in federal funding to support two efforts aiding sustainable growth of U.S. seafood, one focused on improving coordination for marine aquaculture development and another that addresses COVID-19 impacts to seafood resources.  

Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

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Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean 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, announces a research funding opportunity to improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal communities to optimize ocean co-use. Pre-proposals are due May 14, 2021.

Relief that Restores: Shellfish Aquaculture

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Relief that Restores: Shellfish Aquaculture

Sea Grant rapid response investments in aquaculture in 2020 provide multifaceted benefits

Several Sea Grant projects purchased farm fresh seafood originally intended for local restaurants and repurposed it to restore aquatic and marine environments. Not only did this creative solution aid in local restoration efforts but it also provided immediate relief to aquaculture producers whose sales were impacted by the pandemic.

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