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Groundfish Disaster Aid Talks
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.
Communication Is Key
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.
Good Turnout At Forum
More residents are getting involved in discussions about the proposed New Bedford waterfront casino, with less than two weeks away from the citywide referendum.
Funding Still Available
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 n…
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...