Rhode Island Fishing News


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    • Outstanding leaders organize new native fish advocacy group

      Exciting news! A new organization focused on our native fish has been organized, “to protect, preserve, and restore native fish populations through stewardship of the fish and their habitats.” I was pleased to participate in getting this group up and running, and will serve on the group’s Maine advisory committee. […]

    • From Maine to Florida, Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Are Scheduled

      The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The details of those hearings follows: Maine Dept. of Marine Resources October 5, 2017; 6 PM Yarmouth Town Hall 200 Main Street […]

    • Candidates sought for Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council Advisory Panels

      The RI Marine Fisheries Council is seeking candidates to serve on the Council’s Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) and Shellfish Advisory Panel (SAP). Both committees provide advice and recommendations on proposed regulatory matters pertaining to marine fisheries management in Rhode Island. The IAC provides coordination among commercial fisheries sectors and advises the Council and the DEM Director on […]

    • Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council Sets Next Shellfish Advisory Panel Meeting

      Meeting Notice Shellfish Advisory Panel July 26, 2017, 4:30PM URI Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium 215 S Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882 AGENDA Review of Aquaculture Applications sent to Public Notice 2017-05-006, Troiano, Upper Narragansett Bay (Conditional A) 2017-01-007, Roebuck, Pt. Judith Pond Future Aquaculture Management in Conditional Areas Preliminary Discussions […]

    • Rhode Island Offering Free Clamming Workshops This Summer

      The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that they will be hosting a series of recreational clamming workshops this summer, free of charge. The workshops, led by a local shellfisherman, review the history and value of shellfishing in Rhode Island and provide an opportunity for participants to dig […]

    • Modification to possession limits and/or seasons for marine species regulated under quota

      UPDATED 7/17/2017 at 3:48pm This notice is issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 20-1-12.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws entitled “Modification of possession limits and seasons for marine species managed under quotas.” This modification is as follows: Effective 12:00AM on Sunday, July 16, 2017, the commercial general category Striped Bass fishery will CLOSE, until […]

    • Fishermen will be allowed to catch more monkfish

      NOAA is increasing the monkfish catch in New England over the next 3 years. PORTLAND – Federal fishing regulators will allow fishermen to catch a little bit more monkfish over the next three years. The monkfish, also known as goosefish is a popular food fish that’s native to the East […]

    • As temperatures rise, blue-green algae arrive in RI’s ponds

      NORTH KINGSTOWN—Many of us often pass by small bodies of water in Rhode Island and wonder, ‘what is that gross green stuff floating on the surface?’ The answer; blue-green algae, or as it is scientifically known, cyanobacteria. This past week, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and the […]

    • Blue-Green Algae Seen In Slack Reservoir: Greenville

      The state health department and the Department of Environmental Management are urging the public to steer clear of the Slack Reservoir. SMITHFIELD, RI — The blue-green algae has now been spotted in the Slack Reservoir on the Greenville/Johnston line, state officials said Thursday. According to the state health department and […]

    • Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast

      Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast BOSTON — It’s shark season on the East Coast. Shark sightings have prompted authorities to temporarily close popular beaches in New England, New York and elsewhere this month. And 13 people have been bitten by sharks in Florida this year. Earlier […]

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