Shellfish Shorts: The Business of Shellfish

Commercial shellfishing is an important part of Rhode Island’s food economy. Michael McGiveney, a longtime shellfisherman, and Conor McManus, a marine biologist, discuss the business of shellfishing in Rhode Island and what it means as a livelihood and for the state’s economy.

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This film was produced as part of the Shellfish Initiative in recognition of the importance of shellfish to Rhode Island and as part of the continuing efforts to support a strong local food economy.