Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan

Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan

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Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan

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CRC is facilitating for the state the creation of the Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan, a document to provide comprehensive policy guidance regarding state management and protection measures for shellfish resources, such as bay quahogs and oysters, located in state ocean waters. The effort involves multiple state agencies, including the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and engages public, private, academic and community stakeholders in identifying policies and practices that can support government, private and community efforts to enhance the economic vitality of the shell fishing industry and its ocean-based resources. The CRC team will work with the state agencies, researchers, and the stakeholders, as well as technical experts, to develop the management plan and prepare it for the state public hearing and adoption processes. To learn more about the project, please visit:  http://www.rismp.org/

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    Harvesting quahogs in the waters off Rhode Island.