Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History by Sarah Schumann, 2015 | State Archives Catalog
Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, written by Sarah Schumann, grew out of the 2014 R.I. Shellfish Management Plan, which was the first such plan created for the state under the auspices of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. This book delves into the history of Rhode Island's iconic oysters, quahogs, and all the well-known and lesser-known species in between. It offers the perspectives of those who catch, grow, and sell shellfish, as well as of those who produce wampum, sculpture, and books with shellfish - particularly quahogs - as their medium or inspiration.
Production of this book was sponsored by the Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and by the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island, with major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rhode Island Foundation, The Prospect Hill Foundation, the Sharpe Family Foundation/Henry and Peggy Sharpe, and van Beuren Charitable Foundation.