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Eating oysters is good for the environment, according to a pair of Narragansett Bay-centric experts. Scientists Robinson Fulweiler of Boston University and Christopher Kincaid from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography shared their latest findings during a recent webinar. Read more >>

A two-part webinar series that will engage northeast recreational anglers, boaters, and climate experts. They will discuss how climate change is affecting traditional uses — both good and bad. Read more >>

What portion of the shoreline is open to everybody, and what portion is private property? Dennis Nixon, professor emeritus of marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island, characterized the goal as “restoring what was taken from the public” in 1982, when the Rhode Island Supreme Court sided with a homeowner who claimed that his property extended to the mean high tide line. Read more >>

Recent research has found access to Rhode Island’s shoreline and the amenities it offers differs between demographic groups. Rhode Island Sea Grant hosted a webinar on June 30 webinar in partnership. with Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and focused on shoreline access as an environmental-justice issue. Read more >>

Scientists at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography are learning more about a microscopic organism that, despite its tiny size, can have a major impact, closing shellfisheries and making people sick. Read more >>

House approves bill to study shoreline access

The resolution (2021-H 5469A) creates a 12-member special legislative commission to study and provide recommendations on the issues relating to lateral access along the Rhode Island shoreline, with a goal of reporting back to the General Assembly next spring. Read more >>

Over 130 people participated in the webinar. The “Learning As We Go” session addressed “Effects on the Food Web” and featured two guest speakers who have studied offshore wind farms in Europe for a number of years. Read more >>

How RI’s Shellfish Industry is Innovating During Coronavirus

Turning the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical power is gaining popularity, so much so that 2,000 offshore wind turbines could be erected off the East Coast in the next 10 years. Read more >>

The term “blue economy” has been popping up in headlines and economic outlines with increasing frequency during the past 10 years. Read more >>




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