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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
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
Seven years into what he says is a thriving boat-rental business that offers eight sail and power boats, Wickford Boat Rentals owner Dave Fetherston got a notice from his insurance carrier that he was being dropped. more
Jason Learning, a nonprofit established by oceanographer Robert Ballard that teaches students about science, technology, engineering and math, is expected to receive $500,000 in Rhode Island state funding on Monday. more
The 43rd annual Newport International Boat Show, held Sept. 12-15, saw an 8 percent increase in paid attendance over last year’s event, with many exhibitors reporting strong sales. more
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