DEM Announces New Commerical Fishing License Opportunites and Program Changes

The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses for 2014. The marine fishing license year runs from January 1 through December 31. A total of 51 new “restricted” shellfish and finfish license endorsements will be available this year, in addition to the open “non-restricted” license endorsements. The Department also announces the enactment of several changes to the licensing program, all aimed at improving opportunities for the Rhode Island commercial fishing community, as well as improving program administration.  Read full press release