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With Restaurants Shuttered, Oyster Farmers Face Market Collapse

The owners of two Rhode Island aquaculture operations are diversifying their offerings and trying to stay positive as oyster sales have declined significantly during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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