URI’s Coastal Resources Center leads major statewide initiative on Rhode Island’s ‘blue economy’

URI’s Coastal Resources Center is leading a statewide initiative to document Rhode Islan’s robust “Blue Economy’’ – the vast array of businesses, industries and institutions tied to the state’s waters.

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New analysis reveals ocean trawling’s global footprint smaller than earlier estimates

Bottom trawl fishing occurs on just 14 percent of the seafloor along continental shelves and slopes according to a new global analysis resulting from research by nearly five dozen scientists including GSO professor Jeremy Collie.

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URI leads new coastal fisheries program in the Philippines with $25 million federal grant

Single largest grant in URI history Posted on April 23, 2018 at URI Today NARRAGANSETT, R.I., — April 23, 2018—The Philippines is one of the largest fish producing nations in the world, employing millions and feeding the planet. Yet the industry is in peril, largely due to destructive fishing practices, typhoons and coastal degradation. The […]

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CRC’s Elin Torell honored by YWCA of Rhode Island

Elin Torell first heard about women in Tanzania exchanging their bodies for a supply of fish when she was researching small fisheries in East Africa. It’s called “sex for fish,” or, in some countries, “jaboya.” “Women would go to the boats to buy fish, and the fishermen would demand sex before selling any fish,” says […]

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GSO’s Rebecca Stevick is one of only three URI grad students to win research grant from The Nature Conservancy

Three doctoral students at the University of Rhode Island have been selected to receive research grants from The Nature Conservancy and URI’s Coastal Institute for research projects that advance the conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems. Paul Carvalho Paul Carvalho of Torrance, Cal., Amber Hardy of Houlton, Maine, and Rebecca Stevick of Laurel, […]

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Costa-Pierce Elected AAAS Fellow

The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced on November 10, 2011, that Professor Barry A. Costa-Pierce, director of Rhode Island Sea Grant and professor of fisheries & aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island, has been elected as an AAAS Fellow.

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