For hundreds of years, people have harvested quahogs from Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, for sustenance and income. This video gives you a first-hand glimpse into this iconic New England way of life with quahogger Dave Andrade. CRC worked closely with this community and a broad range of stakeholders to develop Rhode Island’s first Shellfish Management Plan.
The book details the history of the state’s iconic shellfish and tells the stories of the people and communities who harvest, grow, sell and enjoy Rhode Island’s rich and delicious native catch. You can purchase the publication, which comes alive with historic and contemporary photographs, or read it online on the R.I. Sea Grant website.
URI alumnus and Roger Williams University Shellfish Restoration Technician Matt Griffin will discuss restoration work at the next Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan stakeholder meeting on Thursday, June 25,5-7 p.m. in Corless Auditorium (Building 2 on map), URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus.
CRC’s work on a vibrio control plan for Rhode Island is featured in the Sept. 1 edition of ecoRInews and on URI’s homepage. Vibrio is a bacterium that can grow in improperly handled oysters and sicken people. The story was written by CRC Communications Specialist Sue Kennedy and features Azure Cyler, Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist.