Book Discussion: Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: an Ecological History

Join the author Sarah Schumann and Warwick Quahogger John Harvey for a discussion of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: an Ecological History

Shellfish_Book_CoverFebruary 8
7 p.m.
Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI

Through historical accounts and contemporary interviews, Sarah Schumann offers a glimpse into shellfisheries of years past through today. She brings to light the enduring importance of shellfish to Rhode Island through the stories of growers, commercial and recreational harvesters, artists, and many others.

A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the discussion.

Additional copies are available free for pickup at the Rhode Island Sea Grant program office, or may be ordered for $7 per copy to cover postage and handling. One copy per household, please. For ordering information, or to read online, visit

This publication is sponsored by the Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant, located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and by the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island. It  was made possible with major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from the Rhode Island Foundation, The Prospect Hill Foundation, the Sharpe Family Foundation/Henry and Peggy Sharpe, and van Beuren Charitable Foundation.