News items: 1. Funding has arrived in Rhode Island from the CARES ACT of 2020 to help with effects of the COVID-19 crisis. A passage in that ACT indicates “temporary unemployment insurance program for part time, self employed, and other non-traditional workers.” This may be able to help members of the RI Commercial Fishing industry […]
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/
CELEBRATE THE QUAHOG, ONE OF OUR NATURAL TREASURES. Click here for list of events
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/
OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HAS OPENED UP. Consider making a harvesting day trip on a shellfishing boat to learn about the trade. The program will target students and young people interested in the commercial shellfish business. Please understand this is not like a trip on a Bay tour boat. Narragansett Bay shellfishing boats are usually 20-25 ft, long (as shown in our […]
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)