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In this Sept. 28, 2011 photo, David Lindenberger, a farmer at the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, sorts and bags harvested oysters for distribution in Noank, Conn. The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic River. They worry a shutdown of more than a month will result in a permanent loss of customers and express irritation over what they consider a slow process to get permits for winter harvesting from the river and growing oysters in indoor tanks to extend their season. There's also some frustration at being regulated like fishermen when they consider themselves "growers," akin to farmers and in need of the same kinds of government aid. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut’s Oystermen Seek Help After Irene

The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic River.

10/10/2011

Connecticut Coastal Clean-up

Volunteers turned out by the hundreds to remove trash and debris that threaten the ecosystem on the Connecticut coastline. They pitched in at 40 beaches and waterways in the state Saturday, part of a worldwide […]

09/25/2010

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