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The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has awarded $429,239 in Massachusetts Environmental Trust grants to support 13 local projects to improve water quality and restoration of the state’s rivers, ponds and watersheds. more
ATLANTA – Aquaculture businesses and private nonprofits in certain Rhode Island and Massachusetts counties are now eligible to receive economic-injury disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration as a result of the below-average ocean temperatures and “excessive ice” this past winter. more
Oysters, which account for about 98 percent of all Rhode Island aquaculture products, increased in value by 49 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to David Beutel, aquaculture coordinator for the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. more
Rhode Island will receive an additional $7 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior to clean up damage to the state’s coastline following Hurricane Sandy and prepare the state for future storms, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Monday. more
Even in the Ocean State, not everyone knows their clams. more
To the Editor: In a recent article (“Allens Avenue bizs move to keep out mixed use,” May 26, 2014), Providence Business News reported that Allens Avenue business owners were against mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront. more
The mystique of being a lighthouse keeper settled into Nick Korstad’s dreams when he was 7 years old and visited a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The vision grew clearer a few years later when his family moved from Portland to the town of Sequim, Wash., and he went on a tour of a nearby lighthouse. His first visit turned into hundreds of lighthouse visits. more
NARRAGANSETT – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit last week unveiled the new R.I. Marine Fisheries Institute at an event at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus. more
Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council are accepting applications for Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants, designed to help farmers and local seafood businesses promote and market their Rhode Island-grown products. more
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