2021 Bowens Wharf Seafood Festival will be October 16, 17, at Bowens Wharf Newport. RI. The RI Shellfisherman’s Association with be selling native littlenecks and oysters on the half shell. We hope to see you there.
Unfortunately, our internship program has run out of funding and will have to shut down. Our instructional/educational video “How To Quahaug” can still be viewed at our YouTube site. Please click on the YouTube logo below. If you have questions concerning shellfishing (and getting involved in commercial shellfishing) send us an email at the above email address.
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/