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Local Fisherman Show Support For John Chapman

A Republican candidate for Congress stopped by New Bedford's Pier 3 Wednesday to talk about the local fishing industry.

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Mayor Supports Disaster Relief For Fishing Industry

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in support of disaster funding for grouind-fishermen in New England. 

Mitchell says about half of New Bedford's 100 draggers have left the fishery, causing hundreds of fishermen and shore-side support workers to lose their jobs

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Senator Warren: Fishermen Need More Assistance

 

 

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing for more relief for the state's commercial fishermen.
 
    Warren said the fishermen aren't to blame for the crisis. She said they are facing financial hard times because they followed what the government has asked them to do to help preserve the fishing stock.
 
 

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Nuon, flickr

Cape Wind Could Threaten Fishing Industry

Cape Wind is expected to place 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound once preparations are complete.

According to Capewind.org, the project is currently in the financing stage, but construction on the turbines will begin by the end of the year.

Among some of the most concerned about the project's impacts ar

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TSM

Markey Talks Up Wind Power During Visit To New Bedford

U.S. Senator Edward Markey toured Downtown New Bedford Wednesday with Mayor Jon Mitchell and discussed challenges the city is facing.

The Senator said the major talking point was a focus on wind energy and having New Bedford become a major producer of wind power

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Fishing Rules Investigation Underway

The first stage of an investigation into how the federal government makes fishing rules has found flaws in record-keeping and financial disclosure by fishery managers.

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