Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island
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The Division of Fish and Wildlife protects, restores, and manages the fish and wildlife resources of the state. Its mission is to ensure that the Freshwater, Marine, and Wildlife Resources of the State of Rhode Island will be conserved and managed for equitable and sustainable use.
The Division is responsible for operating and managing twenty-four wildlife management areas totaling over 46,000 acres. It also operate over 200 boat launching ramps and shore fishing areas located through the state.
The Division is responsible for setting seasons, size limits, methods of taking, and daily limits for the harvest of all wildlife as well as all recreational and commercial fisheries in the state. Activities include fisheries and wildlife research and management, freshwater fish hatcheries and fish stocking programs, habitat restoration, public access, land acquisition, education and information, public angling and hunting programs, and commercial fisheries management.