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City Releases Six-Point Plan to Revive Struggling Fisheries

A new report by UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology outlines a series of policy recommendations to revive the northeast's struggling groundfish fishery. Officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell and State Sen

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Mitchell: Coast Guard Presence Needed In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he'd love to see a bigger Coast Guard presence in the Port of New Bedford. 

The Coast Guard pulled it's two cutters out of New Bedford during the Kalisz Administration, and despite the efforts of recent Mayors, the cutters have not returned

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Mayor Pushes East Coast Marine Highway

 

The Port of New Bedford and other East Coast ports have collaborated on a study that makes a case for transporting more freight over the water, rather than by truck on Interstate 95. 

The study focuses on specific costs, schedules and other requirements that would make a marine highway service viable. 

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State Provides Grant To Study Port Of New Bedford’s Future Needs

The State Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law is sending $75,000 to the city's Harbor Development Commission, to prepare a plan on the future of the Port of New Bedford. 

The grant was announced by State Senator Mark Montigny

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TSM - Vistors onboard the F/V Roann at Working Waterfront Festival
TSM - Vistors onboard the F/V Roann at Working Waterfront Festival

Working Waterfront Festival Honors Fishing History

A big attraction this weekend at the Working Waterfront Festival is the eastern rigged trawler, Roann.  Its the type of wood-hulled fishing boat that was used from the 1920's to the 1970's in waters off New England

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Mayor’s Letter To Fisheries Panel Seeks Help For Fishermen

 

With the New England Fisheries Management Council set to reduce groundfish catch allocations for the fishing year that begins May 1, Mayor Jon Mitchell has fired off a letter to the Council, asking that it take some steps to assist New England fishermen.

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