A dedicated voice for R.I. marine fisheries

NEW APPOINTMENT: Jason E. McNamee, chief of marine-resource management at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will lead the R.I. Division of Marine Fisheries, which had operated as a subsection of the R.I. Division of Fish and Wildlife until a law passed in July elevated the division as its own entity.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
NEW APPOINTMENT: Jason E. McNamee, chief of marine-resource management at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will lead the R.I. Division of Marine Fisheries, which had operated as a subsection of the R.I. Division of Fish and Wildlife until a law passed in July elevated the division as its own entity. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
A change in state law this year is giving Rhode Island and its large saltwater-fishing community a dedicated voice in local and regional management of the valuable industry. The law, signed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in July, elevates what was previously a subsection in the R.I. Division of Fish and Wildlife to its own…
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