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Back in 2009 Academy Award winning film maker Ross Kaufman documented the last words from the Rhode Island quahog industry. Rhode Island once boasted the largest outboard powered fishing fleet in the world-The Rhode Island Quahogger, with 2-3000 participants during the 1980’s. The Rhode Island Quahogger has been reduced to some 50-150 participants in 2014-it’s ‘last man standing’ for the Rhode Island Quahogger.
This article which was published during ‘Rhode Island Quahog Week’ is a classic example of RI State sponsored fisheries discrimination which was released during Rhode Island Quahog Week…Jim Russo comments...
Photo credit-Phil Russo