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State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee

RI Department of Environmental Management

Director Janet Coit

Bureau of Natural Resources

Associate Director Larry Mouradjian
Assistant Director Catherine Sparks

Division of Fish and Wildlife – Marine Fisheries Section

Deputy Chief Mark Gibson

Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council

Robert Ballou

Vice Chairman
Richard Hittinger

Richard Bellavance
Kenneth Booth
David Monti
William Mackintosh, III
Jeff Grant

Rhode Island Marine Recreational Fisheries Program

Principal Marine Biologist
Kevin Smith

RI Division of Fish and Wildlife – Marine Fisheries Section
3 Fort Wetherill Rd.
Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423 – 1941


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