River herring are down this year. What’s up with that?

A troubling article from the Pew Charitable trusts highlights the need for protection and restoration of river herring from source to sea.

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CT 2015 legislative session—victories and unfinished business!

As Connecticut’s legislative session ended at midnight Wednesday, hundreds of bills including some of our priorities fell victim to the clock and lengthy budget negotiations. Despite this, we saw victories for the environment including a Blue Plan for Long Island Sound, transportation funding, and the defeat of a number of bad bills.

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Overfishing at all-time low, New England lags behind.

Nationally, the status of our fish stocks is very good. However, if we dig deeper into the numbers, we still see serious problems at the regional level, specifically here in New England.

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Milford Aquaculture Lab tests probiotics to protect oysters

Part two of an intermittent series on NOAA Fisheries’ Milford Laboratory, a federal facility that has been a leader in aquaculture research for over 90 years.

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New England’s Fisheries: Past, present, and future of food production

Part one of our new occasional series on sustainability in our food production system focusing on the past, present, and future of New England’s fisheries.

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You can help put independent observers on all commercial herring boats

Please ask federal fishery managers to protect river herring and shad by requiring independent observers on every industrial fishing trawl trip.

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Milford’s NOAA Laboratory is an Aquaculture Leader

Although it has been the site of pioneering work in aquaculture for over 90 years, few Connecticut residents are aware of the lab’s contribution to science, the local and national economy, or even of its existence. The first in a series on NOAA’s Milford Laboratory. Since our earliest colonial days, New England’s fisherman have been harvesting shellfish commercially […]

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It’s Earth Day!

It’s a busy Earth Day for Connecticut’s  air, land, and water and for Long Island. Check out our press release of the exciting events this week, then keep reading for some Earth-friendly tips!

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