OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HAS OPENED UP. Consider making a harvesting day trip on a shellfishing boat to learn about the trade. The program will target students and young people interested in the commercial shellfish business. Please understand this is not like a trip on a Bay tour boat. Narragansett Bay shellfishing boats are usually 20-25 ft, long (as shown in our video) and sea conditions can be a bit rough. Also, many quahauggers steam out early in the morning. You should be ready to share the shellfish harvesting experience. If interested, please contact us at the website email address or the PO Box listed on this site.
Important note for future young shellfishers: If you were born on or after January 1, 1986 you must pass a boating safety course to operate most vessels in Rhode Island. See online links for more information.
RI DEM requirement: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/enforce/boatreqt.htm
The boating course: https://www.boat-ed.com/rhodeisland/