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Rhode Island

Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing

RI Department of Environmental Management

State of Rhode Island

Governor Daniel McKee

RI Department of Environmental Management

Director Terrence Gray

Bureau of Natural Resources

Deputy Director Jason McNamee

Division of Marine Fisheries

Chief Conor McManus

Deputy Chief Scott Olszewski

Deputy Chief Julia Livermore

Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council


Molly Ogren


David Bethoney, Ph.D.

Jasper Coutu

Patrick Duckworth

Katie Eagan

Mike Roderick

Greg Vespe

Rhode Island Marine Recreational Fisheries Program

Supervising Marine Biologist
John Lake

Principal Marine Biologist
Katie Rodrigue

Principal Marine Biologist
Chris Parkins

Principal Marine Biologist
Rich Balouskus

RI Division of Marine Fisheries

3 Fort Wetherill Rd.

Jamestown, RI 02835

(401) 423-1923

[email protected]

Life Jackets; Wear Them!

  • Always remember to wear a life jacket.
  • Make sure your life jacket is
    U.S.C.G. approved.
  • Take the time to ensure a proper fit.
  • Life jackets meant for adults do not
    work for children.
  • Children under 13 years old must
    wear a life jacket.
  • All operators and passengers of canoes, kayaks, sailboards, kiteboards, paddleboards, and any other paddle craft must always wear a United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved PFD while underway regardless of age.