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Townsquare Sunday / John Quinn
Townsquare Sunday / John Quinn

Townsquare Sunday: New England Regional Fishery Management Council

The Port of New Bedford is still the top-ranked fishing port in the United States, but commercial fishermen still face many issues. WBSM's Jim Phillips discusses those issues with John Quinn, the chairman of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council...

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ABC 6
ABC 6

Mitchell: Don’t Punish New Bedford By Redistributing Rafael’s Permits

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has penned a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to argue that the fishing permits of convicted fishing magnate Carlos Rafael should remain in New Bedford when the so-called "Codfather" is sentenced in federal court June 27...

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Council Prepares for Forfeiture of ‘Codfather’s’ Fishing Licenses

NEW BEDFORD — As part of his plea deal with federal authorities, it's expected the "Codfather," as he's known, will forfeit his fishing licenses and they will be auctioned off throughout the region.

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Courtesy City of New Bedford
Courtesy City of New Bedford

Mitchell: Trump Revisiting Marine Monuments ‘A Good Thing’

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that orders a review of the lands and seas designated as national monuments over the past 20 years...

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ABC 6
ABC 6

Carlos ‘Codfather’ Rafael to Plead Guilty Today

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A leading U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Warren, Markey Join Local Officials and Stakeholders to Discuss Future of Harbor

NEW BEDFORD - Local officials and stakeholders met with Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren Friday to discuss the future of the New Bedford harbor during a luncheon at Seatrade International.

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Feds Shut Down Key Scalloping Grounds Off of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish...

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[RICHARD] Why Can’t The Fishing Industry Pay For It’s Own Website?

Look, I've got nothing against the fishing industry.  I've got nothing against fish. I love seafood.  But, why do my tax dollars have to be spent promoting a multi-billion dollar industry...

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New Bedford Receives Grant to Build Website Promoting Local Seafood

New Bedford's seafood has already gone worldwide. Now, it's about to hit the World Wide Web.

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that $105,500 in grants will be distributed to seven marketing campaigns that are designed to increase awareness and demand for Massachusetts seafood products...

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ABC 6
ABC 6

‘Codfather’s’ Plea Hearing in Federal Court Delayed

BOSTON - New Bedford fishing magnate Carlos Rafael's plea hearing has been postponed.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts says "The Codfather's" next scheduled court appearance is March 30 at U...

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