URI and the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries have agreed to a partnership that will send more than two dozen ministry staff to URI to study ocean and fisheries management. The agreement builds on more than three decades of cooperative work between Indonesia and CRC. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., hosted the signing ceremony for URI President Dooley and the Indonesian ministry director general Gellwyn Jusuf, an alumnus of URI’s marine resource economics graduate program.
CRC’s Jennifer McCann, director of U.S. programs, is quoted in the latest issue of URI’s alumni magazine “QuadAngles.” The article focuses on creation of the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP), which CRC facilitated, and the plan’s role in helping the state create a basis for regulating and managing the development of offshore renewable energy, all while ensuring the protection of the state’s valuable coastal and marine resources.
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.