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State Seeks Public Input On Spending Groundfish Disaster Aid

A sparse crowd filled the Waypoint Event Center in downtown New Bedford for a public discussion on how to spend nearly $7 million in federal relief aid for local commercial groundfishermen. 

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Fishing Industry Calling For Better Communication With Researchers

Communication is key. That was the message that resonated from a meeting between NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center and representatives of the fishing industry at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's SMAST Wednesday morning.

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Dozens lined up to ask panelists questions at Wednesday night's forum. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Dozens lined up to ask panelists questions at Wednesday night's forum. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

More Residents Getting Involved In Casino Discussion

More residents are getting involved in discussions about the proposed New Bedford waterfront casino, with less than two weeks away from the citywide referendum. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Names of fallen New Bedford fishermen read as the memorial bell tolls.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Names of fallen New Bedford fishermen read as the memorial bell tolls.

Local Fallen Fishermen Remembered At Memorial Day Service

City officials and family members of fishermen lost at sea gathered at City Pier 3 Monday morning for the Port Society's annual Fishermen's Memorial Service.

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Workshop For 2nd Round of Fishing Disaster Relief Being Held in New Bedford

The Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a workshop in New Bedford Friday for shoreside businesses that have felt the impact of the fishing disaster.

Eligible fishing crew members, lumpers, and longshoremen are invited to attend the workshop, and fill out applications for Phase Two Groundfish Disaster Economic Assistance

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

US Coast Guard Arrives To Clear Ice In Harbor

The city of New Bedford is getting some help from the US Coast Guard to break up some ice in the harbor.

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Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Input Sought On Fisheries Plan

The New England Fisheries Management Council is requesting input on a plan for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office.

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Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Regulators Considering More Cod Restrictions

Federal regulators are considering additional restrictions to the Gulf of Maine cod fishing industry.

The New England Fishery Management Council is set to vote on the restrictions at a meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, on Wednesday

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Mayor: Baker’s New Bedford Story is ‘Far-Fetched’

Charlie Baker's story of a New Bedford fisherman he met while on the campaign trail is raising eyebrows on the South Coast.

Baker's says the story of the mountain of a man who told his sons to work as fishermen instead of taking athletic scholarships actually occurred du

Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

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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