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John Bullard/Courtesy NOAA
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Former Mayor Bullard to Retire from NOAA Position

John Bullard formally announced today that he is retiring from his position as NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator.

The former New Bedford mayor has been serving in the top job for NOAA's Gloucester-based office since 2012...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Making New Bedford A ‘Real City’

This week Mayor Jon Mitchell declared New Bedford is a "real city," and challenged residents and the rest of the world to recognize that.

In announcing plans to expand flight service to and from the New Bedford Regional Airport Mitchell said it will attract more visitors and businesses to the city and make New Bedford stand out as a major metropolitan area...

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New Bedford Police Facebook page
New Bedford Police Facebook page

Former New Bedford Police Chief Richard Benoit Passes Away

A former Police Chief in the City of New Bedford has passed away. According to the New Bedford Police department's Facebook page, retired Police Chief Richard Benoit died Tuesday...

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Groundfishing Industry To Take Another Severe Blow

More bleak news for the groundfishing industry.

NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator John Bullard announced Monday the Atlantic cod stock is in a free-fall, and more proposed cuts to the quota are on the table...

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Sue Cocking / Getty Images
Sue Cocking / Getty Images

NOAA Awards Fishery Research Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investing $10 million on fishery research projects around the country. 

 More than $5 million will be used to fund 21 projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic...

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Getty Images

Feds Designate $33 Million To Aid New England Fishermen

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is freeing up nearly $33 million to aid struggling fishermen in New England. 
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NOAA Proposes To Open Areas For Fishing Off Cape Cod

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces a proposal to open some areas to ground fishing that have been off limits for nearly 20 years...

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Photo - Attorney General's Office

Coakley Sues NOAA Over Fishing Regulations

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley is filing suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration, saying the agency has shown "callous disregard for the well being of New England Fishermen...

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White Hake Allocation To Increase In Northeast

Some releif may be on the way for New England ground fishermen struggling with cutbacks in catch limits for cod, haddock and flounder.

NOAA has been informed there's been improvement in white hake stocks, that will enable a larger quota for the fishing year that begins May 1st...

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animaltourism.com,flickr

Long-Closed Fishing Areas To Reopen

Five areas of ocean long closed to certain kinds of fishing may now be reopened after a vote by New England regulators.

The decision Thursday by the New England Fishery Management Council allows sectors of groundfishermen to ask federal regulators for permission to fish parts of the areas...

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