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partners - Rhode Island Shell Fisherman’s Association

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Shell Fisherman’s Association, our kitchens are featuring Top Neck Clams all summer long to promote this under-utilized, abundant and sustainable local bivalve. Available at Hemenway's, The Mooring and TRIO. Menus and more information here.

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Rhode Island Shell Fisherman's Association & the Newport Restaurant Group

This is a great opportunity for Rhode Island fisherman, the local economy, community, and of course the diners who get to enjoy another great sustainable food product from our Bay that would otherwise be under-utilized and perhaps undiscovered.

– Mike McGiveney, President of RISA

Rhode Island Fisherman's Association & the Newport Restaurant Group

The culinary staff of Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, Trio, and The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar, are all very excited to start offering our guests original dishes inspired by this lesser-known clam, says Kevin Gaudreau, Culinary Director of the Newport Restaurant Group. In the process of developing the dishes, Mike McGiveney and the Rhode Island Fishermen’s Association have done an excellent job working out the distribution plans, providing information about the clams, and even providing us with the secret recipes of a few fishermen.

– Kevin Gaudreau, Culinary Director of the Newport Restaurant Group

Additional Partnerships


In addition to Market Mobile and Trace and Trust, we have enduring and direct partnerships with many area farmers and purveyors. Below is a sampling; please visit our restaurants’ websites for detailed information on where each chef sources his ingredients.