Cranston Herald: It is not often that fish science reaches out and touches families. But this Monday [November 11], 3 partners will turn a scientific fish monitoring survey into a recreational fishing experience for several Narragansett families.
For the 2nd year in a row, the [Rhode Island] Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association (RIPCBA) and the Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation, will take families fishing while collecting samples of tautog. Approximately 200 samples of tautog in a diverse range of sizes will be collected annually for analysis in a scientific monitoring program. Data collected during the survey is used in the age-structured stock assessment for that species.
Read more about the Rhode Island tautog survey.