The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) is a non-profit, private foundation established by commercial fishermen to conduct collaborative fisheries research and education projects.
Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation Introductory Video
URI & CFRF Collaborate to Assess the Economic Impact of the Fishing Industry in Rhode Island
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Our mission is to conduct and support research and education that assists in the achievement of sustainable fisheries through the generation and communication of better information and effective technologies for the benefit of individuals and businesses dependent on commercial fishing, consumers of seafood, and the public good.