“A big part of what we’re trying to do will be enhanced by having additional ferry passengers, whether it’s Seastreak to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, or Jono’s [ferry] to Cuttyhunk. … We’re excited about the possibility of having Cuttyhunk operating at the State Pier for the long term.” — Ed Washburn, managing director of Coast Line Transfers
Congress must listen to the voices that for nearly 30 years have consistently sounded the alarm about management schemes that privatize fishing rights, industrialize the ocean, and undermine our public commons.
Crew exploitation, corporate dominance of the New Bedford fishery is more remote, less personal than the old waterfront, where the law was skirted and bad guys flourished.
Following recent renovations to State Pier, a four-year project funded by the Massachusetts Economic Development Council, New Bedford is primed to offload more vessels in the future.
Readers react to news that the Cannon power plant will be torn down to create city’s second offshore wind staging site.
Mayor Mitchell: This will “create a pathway to the middle class by helping to establish solid union jobs, right here in our city.”
They agreed to devote a portion of the Cannon Street site for a modern seafood offloading facility where the public could view the fishing boats as they purchase fresh fish.
Cannon Street Power Station will be demolished and the surrounding area cleared to develop a staging area for the coming offshore wind industry.