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    • 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 […]

    • NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing

      NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will require fishermen use circle hooks for catching sharks for two more years in an effort to protect them. A new law continues the ban on shark fishing with the traditional J-hooks that sharks […]

    • Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast

      Charlotte the shark running ‘the gauntlet’ off R.I. coast URI researchers who tagged the mako shark last year off the coast of Maryland are fearful that she’ll fall prey to fishing boats en route to Canadian waters. SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Swimming off the coast of Rhode Island this summer, […]

    • New program tackles local fishing litter

      New program tackles local fishing litter NORTH SMITHFIELD – Fish responsibly. It’s a simple request from Bonnie Combs, marketing director for the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, who’s on a mission to stop fishing litter by providing people with easy access to recycling containers. From Providence up through Worcester, Mass., Combs is […]

    • ‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch

      ‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it’s a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans […]

    • Rhode Island: Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend

      Rhode Island: Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend Part of national campaign to curb impaired boating PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating.  DEM’s […]

    • House Passes Bill To Open Waters Off Montauk To Striped Bass Fishing

      House Passes Bill To Open Waters Off Montauk To Striped Bass Fishing The U.S. House of Represenatives this week unanimously approved a bill that would open waters between Montauk Point and Block Island to striped bass fishing. The Senate will still have to approve its own version of the bill […]

    • 2016 RHODE ISLAND COMMERCIAL GENERAL CATEGORY STRIPED BASS SEASON

      2016 RHODE ISLAND COMMERCIAL GENERAL CATEGORY STRIPED BASS SEASON OPENED SUNDAY, MAY 29TH, 2016 The 2016 RI commercial general category striped bass season opened this past Sunday, May 29th, 2016, with the fishery being closed on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the season. The 2016 RI commercial striped bass tags are […]

    • ASMFC Releases Atlantic Menhaden Draft Addendum I for Public Comment

      ASMFC Releases Atlantic Menhaden Draft Addendum I for Public Comment States Schedule Hearings for late June/early July Arlington, VA – The states of Rhode Island through Delaware have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum I to Amendment 2 the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic […]

    • New Rhode Island Marine Regulations Effective May 31, 2016

      New Rhode Island Marine Regulations Effective May 31, 2016 As a result of public hearings held on February 16 and March 23, 2016, and RI Marine Fisheries Council meetings held on March 7 and April 20, 2016, the following RI Marine Fisheries Regulations (RIMFR) were filed May 11, 2016 and […]

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