ATTENTION: Rhode Island Fishing Business Owners


The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is working with Dr. Thomas Sproul at the University of Rhode Island to assess the economic impact of the fishing industry in the state of Rhode Island. This work is expected to shed light on the importance of the fishing community to Rhode Island’s economy, work force, and food system. It is essential that all RI fishing businesses participate in this survey, so that the economic assessment is accurate!

Please take 10 minutes to fill out the survey at will need your business’ gross revenue and employment records for the last three years to complete the survey. Your survey response will be 100% confidential and your data will not be shared with any third party or government agency. After the survey is completed, members of the fishing industry will be able to access aggregate data summaries tailored to their interests. 

To read more about the specifics of the project visit the project webpage.  Please contact Anna Malek Mercer at or 401-515-4662 for questions or assistance.

Thank you for your participation!