Jim Kendall

Fishing Expert Joins Wind Firm
A veteran of New Bedford's fishing industry has been hired by an offshore wind developer to serve as the company's fishing representative. Seafood consultant Jim Kendall tells WBSM News, he's now employed by Offshore M-V of New Jersey to bring concerns of fishermen to the company's attention...
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
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
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
Setback For Scallopers
Fishing regulators have voted to expand closed areas in the Northeast Atlantic, after the areas showed an abundance of small, juvenile scallops.
Disaster Relief Arrives
NOAA is sending $14.5 million to Massachusetts to assist the Commonwealth's struggling commercial fishermen. Under a plan worked out between NOAA and the New England states, one-third of that money will be held back to help fund a vessel buy-back program...
New England Fishing Regulators Approve Drastic Cuts
New England's fishing regulators have approved deep cuts in catch limits for cod in two key fishing grounds in the North Atlantic.  The Regional Fisheries Management Council approved the cuts at the end of a day long meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire...