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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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TSM

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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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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Lusox,flickr
Lusox,flickr

Fish Survey Taps Industry Expertise

Federal scientists have completed a pilot project in which they relied heavily on the expertise of fishermen to survey the health of flatfish species off New England.
 
    The survey of flatfish, such as flounder, came as scientific methods for counting fish are under fire

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Disaster Relief Bill Benefits Southcoast Fishing Industry

Typical of Washington, the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill was filled with funds unrelated to "hurricane disaster relief."

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savebuzzardsbay,flickr
savebuzzardsbay,flickr

Mitchell Attends Arguments for Fishing Lawsuit

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was in Boston this morning, as part of an oral argument session presented to the Federal Appeals Court.

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