Thank you for attending “Cultivating Connecticut Grown By Sea”, and a special thanks to our Community Partners for their promotional support! We are grateful to the panelist for generously giving their time. Each voice represents a critical part of
the ‘sea--food movement’.
The conversation captured the breadth of Connecticut aquaculture and seafood, and the shared hurdles of educating about local, sustainable species and supporting farmers.
Kate Masury, Executive Director of Eating with the Ecosystem, spoke about embodying a place-based approach to sustaining wild seafood:
Proximity: Choose seafood from the ecosystem closest to you – or closest to your heart.
Symmetry: Balance your diet with the ecosystem.
Alignment: Align your diet with our underwater food, it helps ensure both ecosystem and food system resilience.
Adaptability: Ecosystems change over time. Your seafood diet should too.
Connectivity: Nurture positive feedback loops between seafood eaters and seafood habitats.
Community: Know your fishers and know your fish markets! Community-based fisheries enhance the social, ecological, and cultural fabric of our coastal communities.
We learned from Tessa that CT Sea Grant provides a number of resource guides on CT Shellfish and Aquaculture for businesses, consumers, on recreational shell fishing and shellfish restoration. CT Sea Grant is also working towards an oyster shell recycling program. Stay tuned!
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