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Courtesy City of New Bedford
Courtesy City of New Bedford

Mitchell Testifies Before Congress to ‘Amplify the Voice of the Fishermen’

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell testified before a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday in Washington, DC that Congress should consider amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, while the statute is under consideration for reauthorization.

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GigsToGo/Youtube

Prison or Probation? Carlos Rafael Sentencing Begins Today

Carlos Rafael, New Bedford's most prominent fisherman, is scheduled to be sentenced this week in federal court in Boston.

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Courtesy ABC6
Courtesy ABC6

Baker: Codfather Windfall Should Fund Electronic Monitoring

Governor Charlie Baker has sided with a dozen state lawmakers and local officials who are urging the proceeds from the forfeiture of "Codfather" Carlos Rafael's fishing fleet, and any financial penalties tied to his case, be used to pay for electronic catch monitoring.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock

Draft Suggests Opening for Commercial Fishing in Monument Area

The U.S. Interior secretary is giving voice to the return of commercial fishing to a year-old marine national monument about 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod, a move that addresses concerns raised by the industry but was blasted Monday by environmental groups.

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Courtesy ABC6
Courtesy ABC6

Conservation Law Foundation Details Impacts of Rafael Case in Letters

The Conservation Law Foundation has sent three letters to several individuals associated with the prosecution of Carlos Rafael, expressing deep concern over the case.

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Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts Karyn Polito. Tim Dunn/TSM
Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts Karyn Polito. Tim Dunn/TSM

Polito: Monument Should ‘Support Fishing Industry’

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts Karyn Polito couldn't escape questions surrounding the fishing monument controversy.

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Live On-Air News/YouTube
Live On-Air News/YouTube

Few Answers on Marine Monument as Zinke Completes White House Review

The future of a national monument off the coast of Massachusetts is unclear Thursday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up a review of 27 monuments, but did not publicly disclose his recommendations.

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Bloomberg via getty images
Bloomberg via getty images

OPINION | Barry Richard: Warren Stands Against The Local Fishing Industry

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been wobbly at best in her position on protecting the interests of the fishing industry that is so vital to the New Bedford economy...

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Courtesy ABC6
Courtesy ABC6

Mitchell: ‘Codfather’ Can Make Millions in Jail If Not Allowed to Sell Vessels, Permits

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell explains why, under the government's current plan, 'Codfather' Carlos Rafael could make millions from his jail cell while doing time for his admitted fishing scheme.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Fishing Vessel Sinks in New Bedford Harbor

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News the report of the vessel taking on water came in at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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