by Robert Malin
There is a lot of talk about preserving the rural character but not enough about expanding aqua-culture, saving and bringing back family farms or using goats for lot clearing instead of power tools and bulldozers. These are characteristic industries of the traditional rural economies which need to be protected.
Here is successful entrepreneur Perry Raso of the Matunuck Oyster Bar explaining about his journey and URI's aquaculture program. This is inspiring.