Marine Industry
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Rhode Island has two groups of shellfishermen. One group digs clams off the bottom of Narragansett Bay. These are the wild harvesters. Many Rhode Islanders call them quahoggers. more
NEWPORT – The International Yacht Restoration School has expanded its scholarship opportunities for students applying to the school’s three full-time programs. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week filed suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for ignoring the “devastating economic impact” of the federal government’s recent enforcement and regulation of the fish stock, as well as the alleged use of “flawed” science to over-restrict the state’s fishing industry. more
BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will offer a second session of its Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program beginning in late February. more
There’s more to sailing in Rhode Island than sun, sea breezes and drinks at the yacht club. more
Bill Casey, pictured above at Newport’s Casey’s Marina, runs a host of marine-related businesses. There’s Casey’s, the signature business, which he started in 1986 at an old fish dock. He also operates two other Newport marinas, hauls and repairs boats, has a fresh fish and lobster store and leases space to several marine-related companies. Casey docks mega-yachts from around the world at the three marinas. And he runs a fuel business. So, how does he do it all? “You just keep putting one foot in front of the other and make it happen,” he said. more
Before Charlie Enright and Mark Towill could sail through the Southern Ocean’s gales in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, they needed help from a Disney movie, a Turkish medical devices company and a business plan. more
Boating long has been an integral part of the Ocean State’s economy, as are the boatyards needed to help service the recreational segment of the marine-trades industry. more
Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services. more
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