Former Mayor Bullard to Retire from NOAA Position
John Bullard formally announced today that he is retiring from his position as NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator.
The former New Bedford mayor has been serving in the top job for NOAA's Gloucester-based office since 2012...
Fishing Industry Opposes Marine Monuments Plan
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell recently sent a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality expressing concern about the possibility of President Barack Obama issuing an Executive Order that would declare certain offshore areas marine monuments.
Groundfishing Industry To Take Another Severe Blow
More bleak news for the groundfishing industry.
NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator John Bullard announced Monday the Atlantic cod stock is in a free-fall, and more proposed cuts to the quota are on the table. Bullard says stock abundance is just 3-4% of levels deemed sustainable...

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