We will have a hands on apprenticeship program starting this Spring with a chance to make a trip on a shellfishing boat to learn about the trade. The program will target students and young people interested in the business. Look for further info on this website Spring of 2016.
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 requirement: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/enforce/boatreqt.htm
The boating course: https://www.boat-ed.com/rhodeisland/