The Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island proudly represents:
Ocean State Fisherman’s Association | RI Commercial Fisherman’s Association | RI Lobstermen’s Association | RI Shellfishermen's Association | RI Monkfishermen's Association | Point Judith Fishermen Memorial Foundation | RI Party & Charter Boat Association | Eastern New England Scallop Association | Pt. Judith Scholarship Foundation
Comment period is open for RI Direct Sales License
View the proposed regulations here
The comment period is only open until October 25th.
Comments must be sent to:
Department of Environmental Management
3 Fort Wetherill Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Or emailed to: email@example.com
Check out the new CFCRI Blog Page
October is National Seafood Month, and we want to celebrate our waters’ bounty this year more than ever! The Commercial Fisheries Center of RI invites you to follow our blog and social media for a special month of storytelling, as we profile local businesses and the exceptional resilience, grit, and innovative spirit that makes Rhode Island fisheries uniquely resilient. See the page here.
Online Seafood Cooking Classes
"Cook a Fish, Give a Fish"
Sharpen your knives and your cooking skills with “Cook a Fish, Give a Fish!” - a new program designed to connect Rhode Islanders with the fish caught in their backyard, the local fishing community, and each other! Sign up for a virtual seafood class, where a talented local chef will show you how to prepare and cook a fish that was caught not too far from your home! the profits from these classes go directly toward the CFCRI seafood donation program to donate seafood to Rhode Island families who need food assistance during the pandemic.
Session 6: October 29th - The chef for this Cook a Fish, Give a Fish online seafood cooking class will be Max Peterson! Max is the executive chef at Hemenway's in Providence. Max creates varied and distinctive menus while showcasing a colorful array of fresh seafood selections as he continues Hemenway’s long-time tradition as a “Providence seafood classic”. Max has also partnered with Eating with the Ecosystem before to hold in person School of Fish cooking classes where he always teaches us new and delicious tips and tricks!
This class will focus on bluefish, a native and delicious fish that sometimes gets a bad rap as being "too fishy" but when prepared correctly is absolutely wonderful. During this class Max will guide you through the process of turning Bluefish into a delicious dinner that will make it one of your new favorite fishes!
***Early Bird pricing will be available for this session until October 25th, so get your tickets now!!
Session 7: November 11th - The chef for this Cook a Fish, Give a Fish online seafood cooking class will be Noah Cain! Noah is the sous chef at the Coast Guard House in Narragansett. His menus always feature a variety of local seafood and he is a big supporter of the local fishing industry. He also creates incredibly delicious food! Noah trained at the former French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. He Worked for restaurants and private clients in NYC, Paris, and Hamburg.
This class will focus on whiting aka silver hake. Whiting is actually one of Rhode Island's top landed species and it's so tasty! A smaller fish that is often sold whole, whiting has a very delicate flaky white meat and mild flavor that can be paired with a wide variety of flavor combinations. During this class Noah will guide you through the process of turning Whiting into a delicious dinner that will make it one of your new favorite fishes!
***Early Bird pricing will also be available for this session until November 7th, so get your tickets now!!
Fish Forward is a new program established to help Rhode Island's seafood community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to thrive going forward. This program provides free business support to any member of the Rhode Island seafood industry including fishermen, restaurants, seafood dealers, and markets. All services being offered are free and confidential and are informed by the needs of the sector. They include monthly webinars; a free legal clinic; a blog about the latest goings-on; and one-on-one counseling that can cover a range of needs, like identifying and connecting with new markets, building a web presence, accounting advice, and licensing, permitting, insurance assistance, and a host of other things. Click here to learn more and find out how to register for free business support.