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Millions of dollars in federal, state and private money have created a small boom in state-of-the-art, fishway construction projects on many Rhode Island rivers and streams. more
Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday. more
A shell disease that has long troubled the lobster industry in southern New England may be spreading north to Maine, the Boston Globe reported. more
A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said. more
“Green” and “clean” are adjectives being used increasingly to describe Rhode Island marinas, as well as the boats that take harbor there. more
Rhode Island waters are an informal jigsaw puzzle of oyster farms, territory for wild harvesting of shellfish, water-skiing areas, fishing spots and just plain beautiful water for boating or spectacular views. more
BOSTON – Calling scientific research “critical” to the future of the state’s fishing industry, Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging the legislature to keep funding for fisheries research within the proposed fiscal 2014 budget. more
David Taylor has been measuring mercury in fish for the past eight years. The associate professor of marine biology at Roger Williams University targets the main types of fish people catch with a rod and reel and take home to eat. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse last month announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for two Rhode Island conservation programs: the state’s Coastal Management Program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant. more
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