Aquaculture Farmers and Recreational Users Tussle for Space Along Rhode Island’s Crowded Coastline

TIVERTON, R.I. — The Ocean State’s coastal areas and its salt ponds are some of the most popular, crowded and treasured spots in the state. They are recreational havens, economic drivers and food suppliers.

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Lobsters and Sea Scallops Moving Out of Southern N.E.

A new study projects that climate change will pose management challenges for these two commercially important species as suitable habitats move farther north.

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Scientists Collecting Data on Commercial Fish Species in Wind-Energy Areas

Scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service have started a three-year study of Atlantic cod and other commercial fish species in southern New England waters. The goal is to gather baseline data to address how offshore wind development in the region could impact fisheries.

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