Six-term incumbent Democrat stressed his support for education, offshore wind and commuter rail to South Coast.
Keating campaigned on environmental efforts, specifically infrastructure projects like offshore wind and coastal resiliency, which have the potential to boost the local economy while combating climate change.
The F/V Tremont, a 115-foot squid boat ported in New Bedford, was involved in a collision with a 1,000-foot Panamanian-flagged container vessel, MSC Rita, about 60 miles off the northern coast of Virginia.
“We want to make it very clear that there are important fishery resources in this area. We hope that it creates an extra layer of consideration as these (offshore wind) projects go forward.” — NEFMC spokesperson Janice Plante
Responding to a ProPublica-New Bedford Light investigation, federal attorneys have interviewed fishermen’s groups about the growing power that private equity firms and foreign investors wield over the market.
Janet Coit, head of the top fisheries agency, was invited to the closed-door meeting with a diverse coalition of industry leaders, scientists and city officials at a pivotal moment for the nation’s top-earning commercial fishing port.
Propiedad de una familia holandesa multimillonaria, Blue Harvest Fisheries ha emergido como una fuerza dominante en el lucrativo puerto pesquero de New Bedford, Massachusetts. Su modelo de negocio: beneficiarse de las laxas normas antimonopolio y pasar los costos a los pescadores locales.
The Foss Marine Terminal, at the site of the old Cannon Street power station, will become the second offshore wind staging area on New Bedford’s waterfront. It is slated to open in March 2023.
“I’m deeply concerned by this report regarding the lack of federal oversight of foreign ownership limits and that some hardworking fishermen in New Bedford are not being treated fairly.” — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Owned by a billionaire Dutch family, Blue Harvest Fisheries has emerged as a dominant force in the lucrative fishing port of New Bedford. Its business model: benefit from lax antitrust rules and pass costs on to local fishermen.