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)
RI Shellfish Harvester Restrictions Map (App.) and Narragansett Bay Chart
1. Please go to the following link for the RI Shellfish Harvest Restrictions (App.) Map (Source: RIDEM) https://ridemgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=110a7a4aec914a3492117e9848fe67da 2. Please go to the following links to view Narragansett Bay chart you may find useful in pursuing your catches. https://charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/13221.pdf
Required Shellfish Harvester Course
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. https://www.ri.gov/dem/training/shellfish/
New Conditional Area D created in Upper Narragansett Bay
Expanded Opportunities for RI shellfishing- changes take effect May 27th, 2017
AREA A COMBINED with CONIMICUT TRIANGLE going to 1.2″ rain for closure
AREA B NO LONGER CONDITIONAL AREA!!
Algae Closure- Rhode Island -Department of Environmental Management
RI DEM Algae closure webpage: http://www.dem.ri.gov/shellfishclosure/ RI DEM closure information phone line (401-222-2900) is an additional source for closure information.
Video: Dave Ghigliotti takes his daughter shellfishing
Commercial fisherman David Ghigliotti has made a career out of shellfishing. “This is the best office in the world!” Ghigliotti, Vice President of the Rhode Island Shellfisherman’s Association, owned a boat before he had a car.
Latest additions to our seafood cuisine partners
Please visit these local Rhode Island businesses: The Local Catch Eating With The Ecosystem Twin Shellfish Andrades Catch American Mussel
Boating Safety Course Required
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: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/enforce/boatreqt.htm Link to the boating course: https://www.boat-ed.com/rhodeisland/
Intern Video: Unfortunately, We have had to shut down the internship Program. Click here for info.
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 […]
New TV Public Service Spots – video
RI Shellfisherman’s Assoc. & Newport Restaurant Group
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 […]
Bullraking with Nick Papa- video
Past Newletters on Commercial Fisheries Center of RI website
RI Shellfisherman’s Association is a member of Commercial Fisheries Center of RI and past newsletters can be found here: click for past newsletters
RI Sea Grant Youtube channel
Watch videos on the Rhode Island Sea Grant Youtube Channel click here for RI Sea Grant Youtube channel
RI DEM Current Bay Restrictions
RI DEM Current Bay Restrictions (click here to view this site in a new window)