Fecal Coliform Bacteria Impairs Point Judith Pond

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has decided, based on ongoing water quality monitoring results, two areas of Point Judith Pond are being reclassified from approved to conditionally approved for shellfish harvesting.

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Outlook Dismal for Region’s Winter Flounder Stock

Winter flounder is one of the most popular fish among recreational anglers and commercial fishermen. Once abundant in Rhode Island waters, their numbers have declined significantly in recent decades.

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Invasive Asian Crab Outcompeting Young Lobsters

Speculation about the cause of the decline of lobster populations in Narragansett Bay has focused on an increasing number of predatory fish eating young lobsters, warming waters stressing juveniles, and a disease on their shells that is exacerbated by increasing temperatures.

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