Category: RISAA

Testimony in Support of S 772 and S 501

On April 19th, RISAA offered testimony to the RI Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture in support of two bills that aim to reform the structure of the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC).

Concern Regarding Potential Menhaden Regulation Changes

The Board of Directors of Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) is concerned by a recent recommendation made by the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council regarding potential changes to state Menhaden regulations. During its April 3, 2023 meeting, the council voted to recommend a modification to Marine Fisheries regulations that would allow commercial fishing vessels to harvest 50,000 lbs of Menhaden per week in the Menhaden Management Area (MMA), regardless of whether the MMA is open based on biomass estimates.

Help RISAA honor Steve at Black Point

Steve Medeiros was certainly one of a kind. He had an unmatched vision for how recreational saltwater anglers could band together and make a positive change. Much more than having…
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RISAA and why fish clubs still matter

In today‚Äôs day and age of ever-competing time challenges and the dominance of social media, why do fishing clubs and RISAA still matter? Originally, fishing clubs were ever-present in coastal…
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Fishing regulations for 2020

The Saltwater Fishing Regulations for 2022 in RI will soon be finalized. RIDEM held their public hearing on the recreational regulations on February 7 and the final decision will be…
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A look back, a look ahead

The New Year has arrived, and that brings with it time for us to reflect on the season that was and the season to come. Hopefully, each of us had…
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Minutes – November 28, 2021

Board of Directors minutes for the November 28th meeting.

Offshore Wind Program Manager Letter

Program ManagerOffice of Renewable Energy45600 Woodland RoadSterling, Virgina 20166 Re: Comments on SFWF Draft EIS January 2021 Dear Program Manager: With a project as significant as this Proposed Action it…
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