WE HAVE NEWS FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE RI COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY WHO ARE SELF EMPLOYED AND WHO MAY NEED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. WE ALSO HAVE INFO FOR INDUSTRY MEMBERS WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF MEDICAL COVERAGE.

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 […]

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/

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/

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 […]