The purpose the of Blueprint for Resilience review process is to make sure that the content of the Blueprint is accurate, thorough, and reflective of the whole Rhode Island fishing industry. The draft was written by Project Coordinator Sarah Schumann. From February 1 - March 16, 2018, all members of the Rhode Island commercial fishing industry are invited to read and comment on the draft.

How to Read the Draft:

To read the draft Blueprint for Resilience, click here or click the image to the right. The draft will open in a new browser tab. You will be asked to enter a password. If you are on the Resilient Fisheries RI List-Serv or you received a mailing from the Resilient Fisheries RI project, then you will be able to find the password at the bottom of any e-mail sent during the comment period. Enter that password in the space provided, and continue to the draft Blueprint for Resilience. If you are a member of the Rhode Island commercial fishing industry but you are not on the List-Serv, then you can get a password by joining the List-Serv or contacting the administrator at (may take up to 24 hours). Read the draft Blueprint and then provide feedback in the section below.

How to Comment:

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Clicking the "Comment" button below will open a Google Form in a new tab, where you can enter comments. You will enter your name and choose the section you wish to comment on, and then enter your comments in the space provided. When you click submit, you will then be offered a choice to enter comments on the additional sections or finish your session. Please enter your email the first time you submit a comment; there is no need to enter it multiple times. If you have any questions, please contact the administrator at These links will go live on February 1, 2018.

Watch the How-To Video:

Schedule of Revisions:

The comment process will take place in three rounds, listed below. On the first date of each round, a newly revised draft will be posted at the link above. This way, you will always be looking at an up-to-date draft. You may review and comment as many times as you wish.

Round 1: February 1 - February 16, 2018

Round 2: February 19 - March 4, 2018

Round 3: March 2 - March 16, 2018

Reading a draft in person:

If you prefer to read a printed copy of the draft instead of reading it online, you may stop by to read a hard copy of the draft at the following locations:

  • Champlin's Seafood
  • Narragansett Bay Lobster
  • Galilee Fuel
  • Handrigan's Seafood
  • The Bait Company
  • Seafreeze Shoreside
  • RI Engine
  • Superior Trawl
  • Town Dock fleet support office
  • Trawlworks
  • Industrial Marine Marketing
  • Commercial Fisheries Center of RI
  • Gardner's Wharf Seafood
  • RI Clam
  • Twin Shellfish
  • Tony's Seafood
  • Andrade's Catch
  • Bristol Harbormaster / Maritime Center