DEMís Division of Fish & Wildlife, Marine Fisheries Section has release the first annual report on Rhode Islandís Recreational Saltwater License Program. The report provides an overview of the program, covering the nearly 18 months since it took effect, and sets forth a proposed FY12 programmatic budget, drawing upon the license fee revenues received since April 2010 and projected through June 2012.
The report is being submitted to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council, and will be reviewed by the Council at its next public meeting on November 1, 2011 at 6 pm (Corless Auditorium, URI Bay Campus, Narragansett). The meeting will provide an opportunity for recreational fishermen and other members of the public to comment on the report.
Following the meeting, DEM will submit the report, along with a summary of the meeting and any comments or recommendations from the Council, to the Governor and the Rhode Island General Assembly.
If anyone has any questions regarding the report, or wishes to submit comments in writing prior to the November 1 meeting, they may do so by contacting:
DEM DFW Ė Marine Fisheries
3 Ft. Wetherill Rd., Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: (401) 423-1942
Email: [email protected]