That's a wrap on the 7th Annual Quahog Week!

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our RI Seafood partners that helped make this our best Quahog Week yet! We cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store!

Find us at the Newport Ocean Race from May 13-21!

Join us at the Newport Ocean Race, a 38,000-mile, six-month race around the world that began in Spain in January of 2023, and will end in July in Genoa, Italy. During this race, Sail Newport is hosting a ten-day event at Fort Adams State Park. You can find the RI Seafood team, and other DEM Divisions in the Exploration Zone, Tent A from Saturday May 13 to Sunday May 21. Stop by to learn more about local seafood, and the various ways in which it can be enjoyed in the Ocean State. 

Ocean Race 2023

The theme of this year's Ocean Race is Racing with Purpose. Nature has been integral to the Ocean Race since it first set sail in 1973. It's at the heart of what they do - but it is deteriorating fast.

We're seeing firsthand the devastating impact of pollution, climate change and industrial overfishing on our ocean. At the same time we have a greater understanding of how important our seas are, not just to the sports we love, but in regulating our climate and providing us with food, jobs and the air we breathe.

This year, the Ocean Race is harnessing the determination and ambition of their round-the-world race and the unifying power of sport, to inspire change. They are Racing with Purpose, working with 11th Hour Racing, Premier Partner of The Ocean Race and Founding Partner of the sustainability program, and many others to go far beyond just being a responsible sports event organizer.

We are in a decade of action, where there needs to be major changes to how we treat the planet, if we are to reach critical targets by 2030. The Ocean Race believes that we have the platform to educate, inspire and accelerate action for our blue planet at this critical time in history.

They are using their global platform to inspire all those that they can reach to take action to help the ocean. This includes the sailing community, wider sports industry, businesses, host cities, governments, children, fans and many more.

Upcoming events

May 13-21

Newport Ocean Race

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May 20-21: 7th Annual Newport Oyster and Chowder Festival

Oyster growers will be shucking alongside local restaurants and live music under our striped festival tents. The event is open to the public and all food will be available for purchase directly from vendors.

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May 21:Blackstone Fish Passage - Fish Migration Community Parade : 1-4 PM

This community event will bring diverse partners together to learn about and show their support for the need to create fish passage over the lower four dams in Rhode Island and bring back migratory fish such as the herring.

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Fisheries Marketing Specialist

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