Category: Advocacy

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.

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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