Whelk Research Meeting on March 19th

A Rhode Island whelk (conch) fishery research project was recently funded by RI Sea Grant. This project is a collaborative effort between the University of Rhode Island, RIDEM, and the whelk fishing industry in RI. The research project is seeking approximately 20 whelk fishers to participate in data collection and provide local knowledge about various aspects of the whelk fishery in RI.

A meeting will be held March 19, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM at URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Hazard Room, Coastal Institute, Narragansett RI. Please read below for agenda.


Whelk Research Meeting

6:30-7:00 Introductions and explanation of the Sea Grant funded project

7:00-7:45 Local Knowledge- What do we know about whelk and the fishery?

7:45-8:30 How can you help with the research?

For additional information, please contact Thomas E. Angell, RIDEM Fish and Wildlife, Marine Fisheries at 423-1931 or at thomas.angell@dem.ri.gov