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Research & Monitoring

Status and Trends: LISS Environmental Indicators

Invertebrates (Including Shellfish)

Oyster Harvest

This indicator reports the number of oysters harvested commercially each year in Long Island Sound. View Indicator

Hard Clam Harvest

This indicator reports the number of bushels of hard clams harvested commercially each year in Long Island Sound. View Indicator

Approved Shellfish Acreage

This measure indicates whether water quality conditions in tidal rivers and coastal waters can support recreational and commercial shellfishing of oysters and clams. View Indicator

Lobster Landings

This indicator reports the number of lobsters taken from traps by commercial lobsterman in Long Island Sound. View Indicator

Lobster Abundance

Lobster has historically been an important fishery in Long Island Sound but populations have declined in recent years. This indicator is a fisheries-independent estimation of their abundance in the Sound. View Indicator

Horseshoe Crab Abundance

This indicator shows the abundance of Horseshoe Crabs in Connecticut and New York. View Indicator

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