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Is NB A "Real City?"
This week Mayor Jon Mitchell declared New Bedford is a "real city," and challenged residents and the rest of the world to recognize that. In announcing plans to expand flight service to and from the New Bedford Regional Airport Mitchell said it will attract more visitors and businesses to the city and make New Bedford stand out as a major metropolitan area...
Former Chief Benoit Dies
A former Police Chief in the City of New Bedford has passed away. According to the New Bedford Police department's Facebook page, retired Police Chief Richard Benoit died Tuesday. He was 74. Benoit was appointed chief in June,1986 by then-Mayor John Bullard...
Deep Cuts Proposed
More bleak news for the groundfishing industry. NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator John Bullard announced Monday the Atlantic cod stock is in a free-fall, and more proposed cuts to the quota are on the table. Bullard says stock abundance is just 3-4% of levels deemed sustainable...
Research Programs Funded
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investing $10 million on fishery research projects around the country.   More than $5 million will be used to fund 21 projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Northeast Administrator John Bullard tells WBSM News, there were 120 applications submitted by entities from North Carolina to Maine...
Struggling Fishermen To Get Aid
  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is freeing up nearly $33 million to aid struggling fishermen in New England.  Still be to determined is exactly how that money will be spent.  NOAA Regional Administrator John Bullard tells WBSM News, he's already had meetings with state fishery directors, industry representatives and members of Congress and more meetings are  planned. ... Read
NOAA Proposes To Open Areas For Fishing Off Cape Cod
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces a proposal to open some areas to ground fishing that have been off limits for nearly 20 years. The proposal states there are three offshore areas under consideration for opening to the South and East of Cape Cod...
Coakley Sues NOAA Over Fishing Regulations
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley is filing suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration, saying the agency has shown "callous disregard for the well being of New England Fishermen."  Coakley says new groundfish regulations that went into effect on May 1st, failed to take into account the financial impact on fishing families and communities...
White Hake Allocation To Increase In Northeast
Some releif may be on the way for New England ground fishermen struggling with cutbacks in catch limits for cod, haddock and flounder. NOAA has been informed there's been improvement in white hake stocks, that will enable a larger quota for the fishing year that begins May 1st...
Long-Closed Fishing Areas To Reopen
Five areas of ocean long closed to certain kinds of fishing may now be reopened after a vote by New England regulators. The decision Thursday by the New England Fishery Management Council allows sectors of groundfishermen to ask federal regulators for permission to fish parts of the areas...

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