RI Party and Charter Boat Association http://ripr.org en Fishing trip combines science and fun http://ripr.org/post/fishing-trip-combines-science-and-fun <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island Fish and Wildlife division would like to expand a program that combines gathering fish for scientific data with putting fresh food on the dinner tables of those in need.&nbsp; An experiment that combined gathering scientific data, teaching young boys to fish, and providing a family with some food was so successful in 2012 that Rhode Island officials are hoping to expand it in 2013.<br>Supervising biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Jason McNamee credits Dan Costa, port manager for the Division of Coastal Resources with the idea.<br> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:43:13 +0000 Lydia Rogers 7103 at http://ripr.org