RESOURCES for the Rhode Island Commercial Fluke Symposium

Friday, January 27, 2012
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI

Given the importance of the Rhode Island commercial summer flounder (fluke) fishery and its capacity to provide long-term, sustainable harvest opportunities, the University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI commercial fishing community, is holding a forum to consider options for managing the fishery.

This Web site provides information about the agenda, direction and purpose of the Fluke Symposium. It will also serve as a resource to store, and make available to others, information about the Rhode Island commercial summer flounder fishery and related issues as provided.

Below are resource materials to supplement the discussion.
Please check back often as this list is being updated daily.

Agenda (.pdf)

Christy, F. 1978. The Costs of Uncontrolled Access in Fisheries in Limited Entry as a Fishery Management Tool, University of Washington Press, Seattle. pp. 201-210. (.pdf)

Somers, B. and K. Castro. 2011. Reducing the capture of flatfish in small mesh bottom trawls using a recessed sweep 30.5 cm (12 in.) drop chain configuration. URI Fisheries Center Technical Report: 01-11, Kingston, RI. 36 pp. (DRAFT). (.pdf)

Carvalho, G. A guide to managing Rhode Island’s marine resources – cover page (.pdf)

Carvalho, G. Rhode Island fisheries law (.pdf)

Powerpoint presentations
Facilitator Slides

Fluke 101: Profile of the RI Commercial Fluke Fishery, J. McNamee, RI DEM

10 am Panel: What we have learned in Rhode Island
Resource Issues, J. McNamee, RI Department of Environmental Management
Social Perceptions, R. Pollnac, University of Rhode Island
Economic Issues, H. Uchida, University of Rhode Island and C. Anderson, University of Washington

11 am Panel:Experience outside of Rhode Island
John Henderschedt, Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum
Seth Macinko, University of Rhode Island
Kevin Stokesbury, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth

Final Comments