CRMC Subcommittee Rejects Potter Pond Aquaculture Expansion

PROVIDENCE — A four-year tug-of-war between commercial aquaculture and some South Kingstown residents is nearly over. Members of a Coastal Resources Management Council subcommittee have recommended the council deny an application from Perry Raso, owner of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, to expand his Potter Pond oyster farm.

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Rhode Island State Coral Poised to Show Way Forward in Era of Climate Change

Northern star coral is the only hard coral found in New England waters. Unlike the large, familiar corals that grow in warm-water regions, this brown or white coral can fit in the palm of one’s hand, and it can withstand extremely cold winters and very hot summers.

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Block Island Group Fights Great Development Pressure

In the late 1980s a group of New Shoreham residents, concerned about the degradation of one of Block Island’s most significant natural features, created the Committee for the Great Salt Pond. The group coalesced around a 1986 proposal to build a large ferry terminal inside the pond.

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