Jim Kendall

Fewer Lobsters, More Regs
Fewer Lobsters, More Regs
Southern New England's fading lobster fishery will be the subject of a battery of new regulations to try to save the crustacean's population locally. The Interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's American Lobster Management Board voted on Monday to use new management measures to address lobster decline, which they estimate at an 80% reduction since the late 1990s...
Waterfront Concerns
Waterfront Concerns
Consultants hired by the City of New Bedford this week offered plans for a new-look waterfront in the city, spelling out some changes for the city's struggling fishing industry. The plans call for mixed use at the State Pier, with the fish auction house located there, along with the ferry terminal and commercial shops...
Rafael Charges Not Common
Rafael Charges Not Common
For some it's a shock, while others had suspicions confirmed as prominent New Bedford fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was hauled away in handcuffs by federal officials Friday. Jim Kendall of New Bedford Seafood Consulting was caught off-guard by the accusations that Rafael had lied to the feds about his fishing quotas and sold excess fish to a New York buyer, especially in the midst of heavy over