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 | Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation | Pt. Judith Scholarship Foundation
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! Profits go toward seafood donations for families who need food assistance during the pandemic.
CFCRI Letter to BOEM: Vineyard Wind SEIS
BOEM public comment period for the Vineyard Wind SEIS is open until July 27th, 2020. The SEIS is now available at the following link: https://www.boem.gov/sites/default/files/documents/renewable-energy/Vineyard-Wind-1-Supplement-to-EIS.pdf. Comments can be submitted in any of the following ways:
- The Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island has written this letter. If you would like to sign onto this letter fill out this form and your information will be added to the final letter and submitted to BOEM
- In written form by mail, enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Vineyard Wind COP Supplement to the Draft EIS’’ and addressed to Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Comments must be received or postmarked no later than July 27, 2020
- Through the regulations.gov web portal: Navigate to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. BOEM–2020–0005. Click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button to the right of the document link. Enter your information and comment, then click ‘‘Submit.’’
- The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance has also written a letter to BOEM and created a petition. Learn more and sign on here
Rutgers University: Impacts of COVID-19 on Northeast US Commercial Fisheries
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major challenges for the fishing industry. Rutgers University is conducting a survey to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted your ability to fish and make a living from fishing. Learn more about this survey and take the survey using the link below.