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The Rhode Fly Rodders, the oldest saltwater fly fishing club in America, donated $500 to Reel Recovery at its December meeting. Reel Recovery is a national organization that sponsors fly fishing retreats for men living with cancer. more
Pt. Judith Coast Guard Station has watched over boaters for many decades. Just in the past couple of months you may have read about their rescue of people from a sinking yacht that had collided with a fishing boat, and their swimming rescue of a more
Cold gray days and cabin fever. What can we do to lift our boating spirits? Make plans to go to the Providence Boat Show, of course. Just in time to cheer us up and get us thinking about spring. The show runs from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 at the RI Convention more
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
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