fishing en New Grants Available For Farming And Fishing <p>Small and beginning farmers and fishermen have until April 1 to apply for new grant money available to help them grow and promote their businesses.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The governor’s office and the Department of Environmental Management announced a <a href="">new program </a>with more than $200,000 in grants to make the state’s local food system stronger. The grant program was established by the <a href="">Local Agriculture and Seafood Act</a> (LASA) of 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:34:45 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29426 at New Grants Available For Farming And Fishing RI Lakes And Ponds Stocked For Winter Fishing <p>The state Department of Environmental Management is stocking six Rhode Island ponds with brook trout for the winter fishing season.&nbsp; According to a press release, the agency is stocking six ponds with 1,000 brook trout. This is on top of the 2,000 trout that were stocked last month.</p><p>Anglers are required to carry a current fishing license and a Trout Conservation Stamp. The daily bag limit currently stands at two fish per day.</p><p>Anglers are forbidden from wearing felt-soled footgear, as it promotes the spread of invasive species.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:03:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 27274 at RI Lakes And Ponds Stocked For Winter Fishing Trout Stocked In State For Winter Fishing Season <p>Anglers can count on trout to fish over the winter season. Officials with the Department of Environmental Management’s Fish and Wildlife Division stocked approximately 2,000 rainbow trout in several ponds statewide during the first two weeks of December.</p><p>Those ponds include Carbuncle Pond in Coventry, Barber Pond in South Kingstown, Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown, and the Wood River with access from Route 165 in Exeter.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:19:33 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 26897 at Trout Stocked In State For Winter Fishing Season Rhode Island's Aquaculture Industry Continues to Grow <p><span style="font-size: 21px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Aquaculture, the practice of farming fish and shellfish in the sea, is doing well in the Ocean State.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:04:13 +0000 Bradley Campbell 14143 at Fishermen Look Ahead to Changing Climate <p></p><p>Recreational fishing is a multi-million dollar industry in southern New England. &nbsp;But fishermen are keeping an eye on how climate change will alter their industry.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:36:03 +0000 Bradley Campbell 12980 at Fishermen Look Ahead to Changing Climate Fishing Industry Leaders Meet in Warwick <p></p><p>Leaders of the recreational fishing industry are holding a symposium Tuesday in Warwick. The industry wants to call attention to its economic importance to the state.</p><p></p><p>The recreational fishing industry in Rhode Island is much more than a kid with a pole in one hand, and Styrofoam cup full of night-crawlers in the other. Or so says the Vice President of the Saltwater Anglers Foundation, Rich Hittinger. He’s says the industry is a huge economic driver for the state, and one that’s often lost amid the struggles of its commercial fishing peers.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:13:17 +0000 Bradley Campbell 12919 at