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R.I. Commercial Fisheries Blueprint for Resilience: Launch Event

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Elks Lodge

60 Belmont Avenue

South Kingstown, RI 02879

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Fisheries scientists and managers, representatives of state, federal, and local governments, elected officials, educators, extension agents, investors, funders, food systems advocates, members of the media, creative artists, and anyone else whose work supports fisheries resilience are invited to attend this special event hosted by members of Rhode Island's fishing industry.

The pupose of the event is to celebrate the completion of the Rhode Island Commercial Fisheries Blueprint for Resilience, a broad-based aspirational statement about the industry’s future. The Blueprint is the product of a two-year process called the Resilient Fisheries RI project that included 48 interviews, 10 themed workshops, a full-day scenarios-planning exercise, and an extensive industry-based review process. These interactions helped identify seven strategy areas that are key to a long-term resilience effort for the Rhode Island fishing industry: public relations, civic engagement, the next generation, innovative marketing, working waters and coastlines, healthy habitats, and adaptive science and management.

The event will include opportunities to mingle with commercial fishermen and learn about current innovations and resilience efforts in the industry, followed by a formal presentation of the Blueprint and its contents, and finally, an opportunity to work in groups to chart a course for advancing the strategies outlined in the Blueprint.

If your work intersects with the Rhode Island fishing industry or the resources it depends on, then this event is for you!

More information about the project can be found at www.ResilientFisheriesRI.org or by contacting the project administrator (Sarah Schumann) at ResilientFisheriesRI@gmail.com. Creation of the Rhode Island Commercial Fisheries Blueprint for Resilience was made possible by a Saltonstall Kennedy grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Elks Lodge

60 Belmont Avenue

South Kingstown, RI 02879

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