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CRMC gets $206K for shoreline public access efforts

PROVIDENCE – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Oct. 5 awarded $206,000 to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council for its ongoing effort...

Mako shark fishing shut down to try to rebuild species

BOSTON (AP) – The federal government is shutting down fishing of a popular species of shark to try to give the animals a chance...

CRMC vacancies cause problem

A panel of state coastal regulators whose contentious rulings have already drawn objections is facing new criticism, with vacancies leading to a string of...

U.S. could see a century’s worth of sea rise in just...

America's coastline will see sea levels rise in the next 30 years by as much as they did in the entire 20th century, with...
POINT OF CONTENTION: State Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy overlooks the Potter Hill Dam at the Pawcatuck River. The town of Westerly wants to remove the dam, but some residents in Westerly and Hopkinton are concerned about the aftereffects. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. dam dangers remain, but awareness rises

Plans to remove a deteriorating dam along the Pawcatuck River in Westerly and Hopkinton have riverfront residents in both towns upset that lower water...

Scallop harvest to decline again this year, but still strong

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Fishermen are harvesting fewer scallops off the East Coast as the population of the valuable shellfish appears to be on...
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...
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