WARWICK, R.I. - Shellfish have supported Rhode Islanders since before the state was founded. But there's never been a plan to manage one of the state's trademark resources.
Within a year, that could change.
Countless times, Jody King hauled up his bull rake, looking for quahogs that he'll sell for less than a quarter apiece.
Monday was different. In the boat with him were Gov. Lincoln Chafee and assorted officials, all to highlight their cooperation of managing the state's shellfish resource.
"I've been doing this for over 20 years ... I've made a very, very good living," King said.
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National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14
In this episode:
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Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
Ballot item would protect Bristol Bay salmon
NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest
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