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Mussels photo by Matthew Stavro

High School Culinary Students to Compete in Seafood Cook-off

Join us: Monday, May 9, 3-5 p.m. Chariho Area Career and Technical Center 459 Switch Road Wood River Junction, RI Save the date for this second annual Rhode Island Seafood Cook-off for high school culinary students, hosted at Chariho Area Career and Technical Center. Student teams from the Chariho Area Career & Technical Center, the Warwick
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Ocean SAMP Celebrates Success after 5 years

By Shaun Kirby | Courtesy of RICentral NARRAGANSETT—“When this process began, no one was confident that it would work,” said Ken Payne of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography on the Ocean Special Area Management Plan. Five years later, the collaboration between numerous stakeholder groups has developed a policy document which has helped
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Mallows Bay Ship Graveyard a Map for Rhode Island

Site suggests the future for Bold Point’s wrecks. Mallows Bay, a remote stretch of the Potomac River in Maryland, 30 miles downriver from Washington, D.C., is the largest ship graveyard in the nation. It contains over 230 individual wrecks, including over 100 steam vessels manufactured during World War I. This site, which is currently on
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Aquaculture and Recreation in Coastal Salt Ponds

Resources managers seek to strike a balance between competing uses of Rhode Island’s salt ponds. This research looks at people’s attitudes towards aquaculture, current uses of the ponds, and what impacts climate change will have.

Prentice Stout shows campers a moon snail egg mass.

Prentice Stout Paints a Portrait of Point Judith Pond

“Why is Point Judith important? It’s important because it’s important to me. And it’s important to some of you too, I assume, since you’re here.” Local author and Camp Fuller educator Prentice Stout highlighted the importance of cultivating a personal relationship with local natural places in a talk given on March 9th at the Kettle
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Ocean SAMP collage

Join Us for an Ocean SAMP Update

Ocean SAMP Five-Year Achievements Join the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5:00-8:30 p.m. for this special stakeholder meeting to celebrate the past five years of the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP) – this is an opportunity to be updated
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Law Lecture Focuses on Shellfish Farming in Salt Ponds

Riparian Privilege: Legal Aspects to Living Along the Shoreline Presented by Dennis Esposito, Adjunct Professor at the Marine Affairs Institute, and Director, Environmental and Land-Use Clinical Externship Program, Roger Williams University School of Law Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI The shellfish
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Dave Brayton and grandson Evan Riley work together quahogging

Iron Man: Shellfisherman and family describe five decades of quahogging on Narragansett Bay

When Dave Brayton was 23 and fresh out of the Marine Corps, he followed his father and his older brother into the family business, raking for quahogs in Narragansett Bay. While his older brother had a knack for it, Brayton said, “I just wasn’t very good at it.” He told himself, “There’s no way I’m
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Join Us for a Quahog Week Celebration

Author Sarah Schumann, Rhode Island Shellfisherman’s Association President Michael McGiveney, and shellfisherman David Ghigliotti will talk about the history of quahogging in R.I., its present status, and what the future holds for newcomers to the industry.

A Symptom of Modern Times | Invasive Species and Marine Debris

The unexpected consequences of natural disasters… West Coast beachcombers have treasured the rare sightings of Japanese glass floats; spherical buoys strung together to aid fishermen in managing their catch. It was once thought that these translucent orbs took nearly a decade to reach the U.S.–traveling up to 8,000 miles of open sea. But in 2011,
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