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Now there is another way to swim the Bay in this 40th anniversary year of the Save The Bay Swim. The iconic open-water swim from Newport to Jamestown will take place on Saturday, August 13, giving more than 500 swimmers and kayakers a chance to draw more
The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series will be held in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Saturday, January 16, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Klein Memorial Auditorium (910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport). … more
We’ve all heard of the Exxon Valdez oil spill that spoiled a pristine bay in Alaska, but oil can cause local problems in Narragansett Bay as well, and it doesn’t have to be from a tanker like the … more
It’s a frosty gray day. Nothing ahead but chilly winds and soon, snow. How can you raise your spirits? Think of summer. Get out your chart and plot a course in the lower bay. Going under … more
I like to shellfish and enjoy cooking and eating what I catch with family and friends. When my son was nine years old he would insist I bring a knife with me when quahogging so I could open a few … more
The Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the nation’s landmark fisheries law, is now 40 years old. I attended a senate hearing last week in Washington, DC to review the MSA.   Members of the … more
Have you ever gone by that mysterious island north of the Newport-Pell Bridge, with strange buildings at the north end? On the chart is says Gould Island. What was it used for? It has quite a … more
“Wow! What’s that, Dad?” your son asks as you cruise down the bay. Heading up to the Port of Providence you see a huge tanker. Where is it coming from and what is it carrying? Oil tankers are … more
What a turn of events.  Last month we heard that Rhode Island recreational anglers over fished their target in 2015 and that there would be an overall 30% reduction in summer flounder quota … more
Dean Hoxsie has been hired as chief of law enforcement for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). He currently serves as chief of the Narragansett Police Department. Chief … more
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