Marine Industry
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Even if demand for yachts never returns to where it was before the recession, manufacturers and craftsmen will still be making boats in Rhode Island. more
The 2014 Working Waterfront Festival set for Sept. 27 and 28 has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help with production. more
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
“Green” and “clean” are adjectives being used increasingly to describe Rhode Island marinas, as well as the boats that take harbor there. 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
Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger painted a glowingly positive picture of the future expansion and employment at the shipbuilder’s North Kingstown facility, with 650 new jobs in 2014 planned to be added to the current workforce of about 2,800. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association has hired a new management team to realize its vision for a revitalized Providence Boat Show that will strengthen the local marine industry. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court in support of the Massachusetts lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeking to reverse a federal regulation that reduces ground-fishing allotments by 77 percent. more
As the American team for the Volvo Ocean Race prepares to share its plans Thursday night at a presentation at the Jane Pickens Theater, economic activity connected with the race is already beginning to pick up, according to Sail Newport. more
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