CFRF whelk, scallop, lobster projects reveal surprises, climate change effects

SOUTH KINGSTON, RI – Fishermen got some surprising news about channeled whelk and engaged in a lively Q&A over Southern New England lobster nursery survey results during a shellfish research session hosted by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) on Nov. 7.

Biologists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) also presented findings from an expanded coastwide ventless lobster trap survey, and food science researchers from the University of Rhode Island explained how scallop viscera has the potential to be an additional income source for fishermen.

Over the last two years or so, CFRF has provided nearly $450,000 in grants for the four research projects through its federally funded Southern New England Collaborative Research Initiative.


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