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.
You think it’s tough to shovel out a parking space after 10 inches of snow? Try unloading 40 tons of fresh-caught groundfish on the windy New Bedford waterfront.
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.