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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
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
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
The R.I. Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) will be hosting its 9th Annual Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) on June 26 aboard the Frances Fleet party boat in Galilee, R.I. The half-day tournament is free to the VIPs and their guides more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 1,400 brown and brook trout. Stocked waterways include: Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond; … more
As I walked through the woods, there were no other humans in sight. Yet, there were tents, trucks and barbecue grills scattered all around my field of vision. The scent of smoking camp fires … more
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