State Government Press Releases

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03/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management today filed new regulations governing the Rhode Island recreational striped bass fishery for 2015. They establish a bag limit of one striped bass per person per day, at a 28-inch minimum size. The season will be open year-round. DEM...
03/16/2015
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has announced that in addition to currently Prohibited waters within Bristol Harbor and surrounding Hog Island, the remaining waters of Bristol Harbor and in the vicinity of Hog Island will be closed to shellfish harvesting beginning at...
03/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public workshop and public hearing in Providence on March 30 to discuss proposed amendments to Section 1.16 of the 2015-2016 Freshwater Fishing Regulations - Permit Requirements for Organizational...
03/11/2015
Providence - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Alert for Providence due to widespread smoke from a large mill fire at 498 Kinsley Avenue in Providence. Air quality levels should remain UNHEALTHY for Providence through at least late day Tuesday. Air...
03/05/2015
Companies Involved in Scrap Metal Recycling Operation along Providence Waterfront on Allens Avenue PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a complaint in Superior Court yesterday against two companies for...
02/27/2015
2015 Freshwater Fishing Licenses Are Required Beginning March 1 and are Available for Purchase Online and at Numerous Locations Throughout Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers that Saturday is the last day of...
02/26/2015
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that conditionally-approved areas of Mount Hope Bay and the Kickemuit River will be closed to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Thursday, February 26. DEM enacted the emergency closure because an estimated 600,000 gallons of non-...
02/26/2015
Limited Number of New Commercial Fishing License Opportunities Available for 2015 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses for 2015 through next Monday, March 2. The application period has...
02/12/2015
Online Grant Applications Must be Submitted to DEM by March 11 PROVIDENCE - In celebration of Earth Day - April 22, 2015 - the Department of Environmental Management is partnering with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the JR Vinagro Corporation to offer grants to organizers of...
01/30/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management is encouraging children, families and individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational resources that Rhode Island state parks and management areas have to offer. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling and ice...