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New Bedford Fishing Industry has High Hopes for Trump Presidency

In an industry that has been bogged down with federal regulations, fishing representatives are hoping for a big silver lining with President-Elect Donald Trump...

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Coastal Communities Along Eastern Seaboard Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Irene
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Environmentalist Says Fishermen Given Concessions

President Barack Obama's announcement that 5,000 square miles of ocean off of the Massachusetts coast is being declared a marine monument was met with anger by many in the fishing industry. 

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Canastra: Obama’s Maritime Monument Will Negatively Impact New Bedford Fishing

President Barack Obama says he created the first monument in the Atlantic Ocean because the planet cannot be protected without trying to safeguard the oceans...

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Erik Durant/Facebook

Fishermen Tribute to be Unveiled in New Bedford Thursday

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A statue depicting a fishing family will be installed on the New Bedford waterfront as a tribute to generations of commercial fishermen and their families...

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Jeff J Mitchell via getty images

Fishermen Could See Reimbursements For At-Sea Monitor Costs

Local fishermen could get some reimbursement for future at-sea monitor costs.

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NOAA Closing Key Scalloping Area Near Cape Cod

NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is closing one of the key fishing areas off of New England where fishermen seek scallops...

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Hon. Armand Fernandes and Bruce Oliveira read the names of the Memorial Role | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Hon. Armand Fernandes and Bruce Oliveira read the names of the Memorial Role | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Fishermen’s Memorial Service Honors City’s Fallen Commercial Sailors

Usually held on the city's Pier 3, the annual Fishermen's Memorial Service was moved to the Whaling Museum Monday due to weather but still drew a crowd of a few hundred that paid respect to the local fishermen lost at sea.

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NOAA’s Fisheries Science Center Not Coming To New Bedford

NOAA's Woods Hole Fisheries Science Center will remain on Cape Cod and not relocate to New Bedford.

That's the word from agency spokeswoman Teri Frady, who says because of current needs and partnerships, any new facility will be located in Barnstable County...

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Credit: Hyannis Fire Facebook Page
Credit: Hyannis Fire Facebook Page

Fire Crews Rescue 12 Fishermen Stranded On Cape Cod Jetty

Fire officials say a dozen fishermen were rescued off the coast of Cape Cod over the weekend after they became stranded on a jetty as the tide rose.

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Photo Courtesy of MIT Sea Grant
Photo Courtesy of MIT Sea Grant

New Book Highlights Dangers In Fishing Industry

Fishing can be a very dangerous business, especially for those who are new to the industry.

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