Availability Chart

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Rhode Island Saltwater Fishing

This chart shows the general availability of common finfish species in Rhode Island waters.

* Please note that times of peak activity may vary due to water temperatures, prey availability, etc.


ATTENTION: Striped Bass Fin Clipping Regulation

All striped bass recreationally harvested over 34 inches must have their right pectoral fin completely removed. Only remove the right pectoral fin of fish over 34 inches that you intend to take home, do not remove any fins of fish when practicing catch and release fishing. This regulation helps ensure that any fish captured during recreational harvest cannot be sold commercially in Rhode Island or Massachusetts. No dealer in Rhode Island or Massachusetts can purchase a striped bass with its right pectoral fin clipped. Please do your part and help prevent the illegal sale of striped bass caught while recreational fishing.