Rhode Island Fishing News

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    • Fishing Northeast strives to bring you the most up to date ice reports from New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This report takes about two days to compile across a number of outlets and we try to bring them to you every week or two. Ice reports have been suspended

    • From the new World record spotted bass to the Utah state record lake trout that was later disqualified because the out-of-state angler’s license had expired a few days prior, 2017 was a year of many records and even more beautiful fish. Fishing Northeast does not put a size limit on your trophy. While many of

    • recommended ice depth safety chart

      Rhode Island Ice Fishing Conditions These conditions have been acquired from multiple sources and are to be used as basic guidance for where “safe” ice can be found. Remember, ice is never 100% safe and these conditions are only to be used as guidance. It is 100% your responsibility to assure a location is safe

    • The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the recreational black sea bass fishery. The commission says the proposed changes could alter the way it allocates harvesting limits for the fish. The hearings began on January 3 in Lewes, Delaware. Hearings are scheduled for Jan. 11 in Berlin, Maryland; Jan. 9 in

    • 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. Outstanding fisheries leaders at the

    • 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 Yarmouth, ME Contact: Pat Keliher at 207.624.6553 New

    • 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 matters that affect commercial fishing

    • 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 on Shellfish Management in the

    • 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 for their own clams. The

    • 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 the fishery re-opens September 10, 2017 at

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