Contact Information:
Fisheries Center
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881.
Phone: (401)874-5063.
Fax: (401)789-8930.

Welcome to URI Fisheries Center

Overview: What is Fisheries?

Fisheries is an economic and social activity that produces food and recreation for the world’s growing human population. A healthy ecosystem with sufficient reproducing stocks is the building block of this vital system. The management of fisheries for long term sustainability is a complex interaction between the fish, the marine environment, fishermen, scientists, environmentalists, managers and the public. All complex systems share behaviors that cannot be explained by a sum of their parts. The role of the URI Fisheries Center is to provide tools and opportunities for the types of interactions needed to create change. Our intention is to create an environment where stakeholders invested in creating a healthy resource and fishery can work to develop innovative methods of multidisciplinary fisheries research, extension and outreach for the management of these valuable fisheries resources.

Our Vision

Fisheries are managed worldwide through a collaborative approach providing important societal benefits.

Our Mission

The mission of the Fisheries Center is to create opportunities for the development of creative technologies, new knowledge and pathways to achieve healthy fisheries resources, sustainable fisheries for food production, food security, conservation and culture through applied research, extension and outreach.

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