Department of Environmental Management

State seeks input for new shellfish management plan

Jan 7, 2013

The state is meeting with local shellfish harvesters this evening at the University of Rhode Island.  The state is working to craft a new shellfish management plan to protect the vital resource.

Fishing trip combines science and fun

Jan 3, 2013

(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.  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.
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.

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