shellfish en Narragansett Bay Commission To Temporarily Close Sewer Overflow Tunnel <p>Starting today, the Narragansett Bay Commission will temporarily close a tunnel that’s part of a long-term, massive project designed to meet the federal clean water act. During heavy rains, that tunnel normally stores overflows of sewer and street runoff that are later treated and released into Narragansett Bay. Now the tunnel will be offline for the next three to four weeks.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 30675 at Narragansett Bay Commission To Temporarily Close Sewer Overflow Tunnel 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 DEM Looking into Narragansett Bay Pollution <p>Shell fishermen are banned from fishing in the Upper Narragansett Bay. The Department of Environmental Management has found high levels of bacteria in the water.<br><br>DEM’s Chief of Surface Water Protection, Angelo Liberti, says it’s due to a portion of the Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment plant in East Providence being taken offline. "And with the last rain event, they had some trouble balancing their treatment flow through their system which resulted in the release of partially treated wastewater.”<br> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:04:55 +0000 Bradley Campbell 11030 at Shellfishing Area Closed <p>A Rhode Island shell fishing area is closed.&nbsp; The Conimicut Triangle and Area A of the upper Narragansett Bay is closed because of discharge from a waste water treatment plant in East Providence.<br><br>The Department of Environmental Protection says the discharge had elevated fecal coliform levels.<br><br>The waters will be closed to shell fishing until sunrise Tuesday March 5th. &nbsp;<br><br>The DEM says the Bucklin Point Waste Water Treatment Facility is working with the Department staff to meet stricter discharge limits.<br> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10960 at All you need to know about the Shellfish Management Plan <p></p><p>The state is creating its first ever statewide Shellfish Management Plan. It's seeking advice on the plan from people involved in aquaculture, fishing and restoration. But why does the state think such a plan is critical for the species to thrive? Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:26:12 +0000 Bradley Campbell 9687 at All you need to know about the Shellfish Management Plan Protecting RI shellfish <p>Shellfish restoration is the topic at a meeting Thursday at the University of Rhode Island. The state wants input on how best to protect shellfish in coastal ponds and Narragansett Bay.<br>The Director of the US Coastal Program at URI’s Coastal Resource Center, Jen McCann, says the state has so far heard about two main concerns…<br>“What is the regulatory process to move forward with restoration? And also, where are the appropriate sites to do restoration in the bay and also the salt ponds so within state waters.”<br> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:33:58 +0000 Bradley Campbell 9146 at Shellfish management plan to emphasize aquaculture <p></p><p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The state is continuing to work on a new shellfish management plan. Aquaculture is one area of concern for state regulators and shellfish harvesters.<br> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 8433 at Shellfish management plan to emphasize aquaculture State seeks input for new shellfish management plan <p>The state is meeting with local shellfish harvesters this evening at the University of Rhode Island.&nbsp; The state is working to craft a new shellfish management plan to protect the vital resource.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:44:11 +0000 Bradley Campbell 7278 at