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.
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.
NOTICE: All RI licensed commercial shellfish harvesters are now required to take a Shellfish Harvester Education Course. Go to the link we are providing for full details.
Water Quality Gains-
AREA A COMBINED with CONIMICUT TRIANGLE going to 1.2″ rain for closure
AREA B NO LONGER CONDITIONAL AREA!!
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RI DEM Algae closure webpage:
RI DEM closure information phone line (401-222-2900) is an additional source for closure information.
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: