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By Cynthia Drummond | The Westerly Sun NARRAGANSETT — It will come as no surprise to local anglers that different fish species are now found in...
New study by the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program looks at the legal liability of dam owners as the risk for dam failure grows, increasing the risk of damages to life and property.
Sea Grant-funded researchers highlight oysters as a potential protein alternative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to land-based meat production.
Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellows look at the legal challenges to offshore wind projects by coastal property owners.
Coastal communities in the Ocean State will be faced with difficult choices in the not-so-distant future as the encroachment of the sea and more...
Barely the size of a marble, a small white and pink-spotted sea anemone sways gently in the same plastic bag you would bring a goldfish home in. “We...
A recent study by Sea Grant-funded researchers from Boston University supports the notion that oyster reef restoration and aquaculture efforts may...
Courtesy of the Westerly Sun By Dale P. Faulkner WESTERLY — More than 100 people gathered Monday at Lanphear Livery in Watch Hill to listen to two...
Everyone, it seems, agrees that Rhode Island-grown oysters are among the best to be had at raw bars and restaurants across the state and beyond. As...
In the Media
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
The term “blue economy” has been popping up in headlines and economic outlines with increasing frequency during the past 10 years. Read more >>