First Chapter of the Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan Available for Public Comment

The Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan Team is pleased to announce that “Chapter 1. Introduction” of the plan is now available for download. Additional chapters will be made available as they are finalized through the Spring and Summer.

The SMP team encourages input and will be accepting comments until August 31st. 2014. Comments will be recorded, tracked, and considered. The Technical Advisory Team for each chapter will be responsible for incorporating the comments as they deem appropriate, with the final decision resting with the SMP Coordinating Team. A full matrix of anonymous comments will be posted to the SMP website after August 31st, 2014

Please send comments to: (please indicate chapter in subject heading), or
• URI Coastal Resources Center (Attn: Azure Cygler), 220 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
For multiple comments, please use the Public Comment Form

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this process at