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JANET COIT, former director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, has been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Former R.I. DEM Director Coit named NOAA Fisheries assistant administrator

PROVIDENCE – Former R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit has officially been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator,...

Map aims to reduce fishing, offshore wind conflicts

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a...
THE NOAA has declared that bluefish are overfished and set an new interim catch limit for East Coast anglers. / COURTESY NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Bluefish are overfished, so feds say anglers must take fewer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most popular fish with recreational anglers on the East Coast will be subject to new fishing restrictions. The...
NOAA HAS SETTLED its civil case against Carlos Rafael, known as the "Codfather," for $3 million and requirements that Rafael relinquish his permits and divest from his fishing assets. NOAA said the settlement will speed up the return of Rafael's assets to productive use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS

Civil case against ‘Codfather’ settled for $3 million and a divestiture...

NEW BEDFORD – The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it had settled the federal civil case against Carlos Rafael and his fishing...

URI choice for NOAA’s new $94M ocean exploration institute

NARRAGANSETT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Rhode Island to host its new ocean exploration institute. NOAA and URI...
THE OCEAN EXPLORATION COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE will be based at the University of Rhode Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI picked as home of NOAA’s new $94M ocean exploration institute

NARRAGANSETT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Rhode Island to host its new ocean exploration institute. NOAA and URI...

Five Questions With: Kevin Stokesbury

Kevin Stokesbury, professor of fisheries oceanography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology, was chosen for a service award...

RWU, food-service provider offer hot meals amid government shutdown

BRISTOL – Approximately 70 active-duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard and their families lined up to receive free hot meals from Roger Williams...
MORE THAN $566 million of property is at-risk for chronic flooding by 2045, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: Flooding due to sea-level rise could affect $566.5M worth of...

PROVIDENCE – By the year 2045, $566.5 million worth of property in Rhode Island could be at risk for chronic flooding due to sea-level...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students Max Zavell and Erin Tully were awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. / COURTESY URI/RANDY OSGA

2 URI students awarded Hollings Scholarship from NOAA

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Since its inaugural awarding in 2005, a total of 27 University of Rhode Island students have been awarded the Ernest F....

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