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HAYDEN RADKE, an engineer at DBV Technology, works with Ropeless RISER technology in Narragansett Bay. / COURTESY ROPELESS SYSTEMS

R.I. innovator develops ‘ropeless’ lobster fishing technology

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Traditional lobster and crab traps operate through a simple mechanism, using ropes and buoys. But the traps have created a mess...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental will begin accepting applications for a total of $3.1 million fisheries assistance funding starting Sept. 14.

DEM to accept applications for $3.1M in fisheries assistance

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Friday said it will begin accepting applications for a total of $3.1 million available for...
NOAA HAS SETTLED its civil case against Carlos Rafael, known as the "Codfather," for $3 million and requirements that Rafael relinquish his permits and divest from his fishing assets. NOAA said the settlement will speed up the return of Rafael's assets to productive use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS

Civil case against ‘Codfather’ settled for $3 million and a divestiture...

NEW BEDFORD – The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it had settled the federal civil case against Carlos Rafael and his fishing...

UMass Dartmouth researcher finds ocean temps pushing fish populations north

DARTMOUTH – Changing ocean temperatures are altering the locations of fish populations, putting East Coast fishing communities at risk, according to a new study...

Global fishing conglomerate to acquire Rhode Island’s Seafreeze Ltd.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – An affiliate of European commercial fishing conglomerate Profand Fishing Holding has a pending agreement to buy Seafreeze Ltd., the family-owned mainstay...

Can fishing, offshore wind coexist?

How much do offshore wind-energy operations disrupt commercial fishing and how much is that worth? That’s the central question in not only the current talks...

White House proposals put oceans at risk

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke thinks that some of the places designated as national monuments in the past two decades are overprotected. Banning economic activity...
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