New London Hub of CT Maritime Economy

New London harbor hosts numerous ferries that travel to Block Island, Fisher's Island and Long Island. Photo New England Boating/Tom Richardson A study released Tuesday [March 26] that pegged Connecticut’s total maritime economy at nearly $7 billion said New London County accounts for nearly half of the activity statewide.

The report, published by the Connecticut Sea Grant program at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, looked at the effect of several maritime sectors—commercial fishing, seafood product preparation and packaging, shipbuilding and repairing, boat building, water transport, sightseeing and recreational activities—in gauging the state’s maritime economy.

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