The current quarantine has dealt a heavy blow to Rhode Island's fishermen. Please support RI's seafood industry during the COVID-19 crisis by buying local seafood at your retailer!
Our staff here at CFCRI is working with the RI Department of Environmental Management to help our fishermen connect with area buyers -- everyone from private chefs, to families, and restaurants.
Help keep a vital part of our economy – our commercial fishing and seafood industry – up and running, while enjoying direct and safe access to fantastic fresh local seafood.
GET INVOLVED #FISHERMENRI
When times get tough, Rhode Islanders band together. Share this campaign on your social media channels ASAP to help our local fishermen and keep fresh seafood available for all of us.
What can you do??
1. Change your cover image to one of the images here.
2. Use the instructions in the folder provided to copy/paste the message on all of your channels.
3. Make sure to download graphics so we are unified.
Thank you so much in advance for supporting our amazing fishing community!!
Please note: During this public health emergency, it is essential that you adopt and implement all public-health safety protocols to protect the health of your employees and customers.
According to the USDA and FDA there is no current evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. This includes between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. However, it’s always critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill – to prevent food-borne illness.
To ensure you have the latest information about COVID-19 Coronavirus, please consult the RIDOH corona virus webpage. Please also view guidance from the FDA Food Safety and Coronavirus 2019 website and industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.