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Right Whales Spotted Close To Shore On Cape Cod Bay
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NOAA Warns Mariners To Slow Down For Whales

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters off the southern New England coast to slow down because of the presence of rare whales

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ABC 6

Environmentalists Threaten to Hold Carlos Rafael’s Fishing Permits Hostage

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says organizations bent on shutting down the fishing industry in the United States have expressed interest in Carlos Rafael's soon-to-be forfeited fishing permits...

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John Bullard/Courtesy NOAA
John Bullard/Courtesy NOAA

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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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Federal Agents Raid New Bedford Seafood Wholesaler, Investigation Underway

NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford seafood wholesaler is under federal investigation.

A multi-agency raid was conducted late Thursday morning at Lou-Joe's Fresh Seafood on Washburn Street...

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Council Prepares for Forfeiture of ‘Codfather’s’ Fishing Licenses

NEW BEDFORD — As part of his plea deal with federal authorities, it's expected the "Codfather," as he's known, will forfeit his fishing licenses and they will be auctioned off throughout the region.

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ABC 6

Carlos ‘Codfather’ Rafael to Plead Guilty Today

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A leading U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal...

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Feds Shut Down Key Scalloping Grounds Off of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish...

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ABC 6

Codfather and Sheriff’s Deputy to be Tried Separately

NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford fishing magnate and a Bristol County Sheriff's Deputy will be tried separately in court next year.

According to The Gloucester Times, lawyers for Carlos Rafael and Deputy Antonio Freitas filed separate motions in November to sever their cases from each other, allowing each of them to have their own trial...

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noaa.gov

UPDATE: Extreme Weather Warning Hits the South Coast

 

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a severe weather warning has been advised for all Southcoast Regions. NOA...

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Remind Me Again; Why Is New Bedford ‘Clinton Country’?

1) December 29, 1992, three weeks before the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, al Qa'eda targeted and attempted to murder US troops in a Yemen hotel bombing...

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