Coonamessett Farm Foundation's (CFF) mission is to conduct scientific research and educational projects that support sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, and agricultural industries.
What's new at CFF?
2 / 23 /2023
Last week some of our researchers went out between storms and were able to complete one of our seasonal survey trips. This ongoing project surveys eastern Georges Bank every other month to provide data on abundance and distribution of scallop and flatfish. Many thanks to the owner, captain and crew of the F/V Atlantic for all your help to our staff!
1 / 31 /2023
Meet our newest team members, Halley Myers and Kelly Alves! Halley will be working as a research assistant/ at-sea technician and helping out with other various projects. Kelly will be joining the ASM team as a trainer and also helping out with other research projects. Welcome!
1 / 12 /2023
CFF’s newest team member, Kelly Alves, giving a dry run presentation in preparation for our first ASM training of the year stating in February. Kelly will be assisting with ASM and sea tech responsibilities. Dusty approves!
1 / 06 /2023
Check out a new article by research biologists Liese Siemann, Tasha O’Hara, Luisa Garcia, and Farrell Davis titled “Developing Non-lethal Survey Methods for Marine Species and Habitat in Wind Farm Lease Areas”
12 / 23 /2022
Best fishes to you and yours this holiday season! From everyone here at CFF, we hope you have a happy, healthy and safe holiday and new year! #merryfishmas
12 / 07 /2022
We visited the United States Maritime Resource Center in Middletown, RI to see the Orsted Wind Farm Simulator. Some of our researches got to see first hand what navigating through a wind farm (Revolution Wind) might look like. In the simulation they were able to change the weather conditions and time of day!
Tori, Natalie, Tasha, Luisa (pictured), and Liese were joined by members of Orsted, Vineyard Wind, Eversource and Regent Craft on this exciting day.