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Working Waterfront Festival Takes Over New Bedford Harbor

Thousands of people are flocking to New Bedford Harbor this weekend to enjoy the annual Working Waterfront Festival.

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Applications Still Available For Fishing Disaster Relief Funds

Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.

The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's no way of knowing if all eligible individuals have applied for relief

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Watch a Fish Eat This Shark — In One Giant Bite [VIDEO]

Here's survival of the fittest in action.

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

$88 Million In Earmarks For New Bedford Awaits Governor’s Approval

Over $88 million in earmarks is included for New Bedford as part of an environmental bond bill. State Representative Antonio Cabral says the bill passed the house Thursday night, and now heads to the Governor's desk

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Kerry Winterson/Facebook
Kerry Winterson/Facebook

First Shark Recorded In New Bedford-Based Tournament

A mako shark has been recorded as the first and only catch of day one of the North Atlantic Shark Tournament being held out of New Bedford.

The nearly 7', 282-pound shark was brought onto City Pier Three and shown off to those who had come to see the catch of the day

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Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images

New Bedford Hosting Shark Tournament This Weekend

New Bedford may look like Amity Island for a few days, as shark fishermen will be engaged in the first of it's kind tournament for the city.

The North Atlantic Shark Tournament gets underway Friday morning, with fishermen looking to land the largest sharks over two days

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Schooner Ernestina Gets Boatload Of Restoration Funding

Restoration efforts will once again be underway for the Schooner Ernestina in New Bedford.

Governor Deval Patrick has released a five-year capital plan, which includes $2 million for the Ernestina

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Mitchell Proposes Changes To Fishing Law

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell took a trip to Gloucester Tuesday, making an important pitch to key congressmen.

Mayor Mitchell spoke before Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources

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Fishing Families Needed To Share Photos

The Working Waterfront Festival is asking members from fishing families to submit up to 10 photographs that represent the experience of commercial fishing families. The photos will be scanned and returned to the owner on the spot.

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OSHA Cites New Bedford Fish Processor For Serious Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Bedford fish processing plant for seven serious safety violations.

OSHA began investigating the operations at Sea Watch International Ltd

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