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) 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
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/
AREA A COMBINED with CONIMICUT TRIANGLE going to 1.2″ rain for closure
AREA B NO LONGER CONDITIONAL AREA!!
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.
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.
Please visit these local Rhode Island businesses: The Local Catch Eating With The Ecosystem Twin Shellfish Andrades Catch American Mussel
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/
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 […]
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 […]
RI Shellfisherman’s Association is a member of Commercial Fisheries Center of RI and past newsletters can be found here: click for past newsletters
Watch videos on the Rhode Island Sea Grant Youtube Channel click here for RI Sea Grant Youtube channel
RI DEM Current Bay Restrictions (click here to view this site in a new window)