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Mar 012023

The Rhode Island Shellfish Restoration and Enhancement Plan (RISREP) is underway.  Please visit their website and learn more information on this plan and how to participate.  The RISREP is a project originating out of RI DEM.  The RI Shellfisherman’s Association is a partner in this project.

Rhode Island Shellfish Restoration and Enhancement Plan (risrep.org)

 March 1, 2023  Posted by at 7:28 pm Latest News No Responses »
Jun 252020

1. Please go to the following link for the RI Shellfish Harvest Restrictions (App.) Map (Source: RIDEM)


2. Please go to the following links to view Narragansett Bay chart you may find useful in pursuing your catches.


Feb 212016

Important note: 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 explanation of the requirement:

Link to the boating course:

Sep 202014

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Shell Fisherman’s Association, our kitchens are featuring Top Neck Clams all summer long to promote this under-utilized, abundant and sustainable local bivalve. Available at Hemenway’s, The Mooring and TRIO

Rhode Island Shell Fisherman’s Association & the Newport Restaurant Group

This is a great opportunity for Rhode Island fisherman, the local economy, community, and of course the diners who get to enjoy another great sustainable food product from our Bay that would otherwise be under-utilized and perhaps undiscovered.

– Mike McGiveney, President of RISA

Here is the link to the web page:



 September 20, 2014  Posted by at 11:00 am Latest News, Latest Projects, Seafood Cuisine No Responses »