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On your travels around the bay it is likely you have passed the familiar orange-striped Coast Guard boats. Hopefully you haven't needed their services. They smile and wave, but who are they? Castle Hill Coast Guard Station is ready to serve and protect more
We all hope we never need a rescue, but if we are in trouble we hope help will arrive right away. The new Rescue 21 is helping achieve a faster response. Starting in the 70's, we relied on the National Distress and Response System (NDRS) and, in spite of more
Two meetings last week gave fishermen an idea of what some of the saltwater fishing regulations may be for 2017. First, a Department of Environmental Management (DEM) public workshop was held last Tuesday night at the Coastal more
I love it when a plan comes together. Last week I had that feeling at the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative meeting chaired by Janet Coit, director of the Department of Environmental Management. Four years of meetings more
You've been able to keep your boat away from rocks, you've been warned about special regulations, and you've navigated safely around the bay, all because of the aids to navigation. Who takes care of these important landmarks? On Rhode Island's east more
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), which manages many of the saltwater species we fish in Rhode Island that travel the east coast, held an Atlantic menhaden public hearing Monday at the URI Bay Campus. The more
Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) laid out a plan for modernizing efforts to sustainably manage ocean fisheries. A portion of the plan titled NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management" more
The 2016 season kicked off with a very strong spring striped bass migration. Many said the striped bass in northern waters were larger and more plentiful than they have been for a few years. Manny Macedo of Lucky Bait & Tackle, more
The Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series will be held Saturday, March 4, in Taunton, Massachusetts. The seminar series is celebrating its 30th year and will be held in the Governor's Ballroom at the Taunton Holiday Inn, 700 more
We've looked at some of the Coast Guard stations in and around Narragansett Bay, but when did the Coast Guard come into being? In 1790, it was the Revenue Cutter Service and actually was our country's only armed service on the sea, since the navy wasn't more
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