Nearly all of what Rhode Islanders eat is produced elsewhere. Should we care?

The shellfish figures presented in this report are comprehensive representations. The dominant species in the R.I. aquaculture industry continues to be the Eastern oyster, with 7,547,132 pieces sold in 2015, which is an 18 percent increase from 2013. Hard clam production was a distant second with 47,325 pieces sold. Blue mussel production increased to a harvest of 15,827 pounds. The number of farms active in Rhode Island aquaculture at the end of 2015 was 61, with cultivation of 241.38 acres. / source: 2015 Aquaculture in Rhode Island
The shellfish figures presented in this report are comprehensive representations. The dominant species in the R.I. aquaculture industry continues to be the Eastern oyster, with 7,547,132 pieces sold in 2015, which is an 18 percent increase from 2013. Hard clam production was a distant second with 47,325 pieces sold. Blue mussel production increased to a harvest of 15,827 pounds. The number of farms active in Rhode Island aquaculture at the end of 2015 was 61, with cultivation of 241.38 acres. / source: 2015 Aquaculture in Rhode Island
“Sometimes I come up here, put my feet up on the tractor, look out over the sail-boats and think to myself: ‘This is Rhode Island,’…

Want More Free?

To access 2 more articles, please log in or register for free.

Registered users get access to a limited number of free articles every month.

Register Now

Already registered? Login to access more free articles.

- Advertisement -