"For the 18th straight year, the port of New Bedford in 2017 had the highest valued commercial fisheries catch, notching 111 million pounds valued at $389 million, according to federal statistics released Thursday.
NOAA Fisheries said sea scallops accounted for 80 percent of the value of landings in New Bedford last year.
The value of landings in New Bedford was up last year from $327 million in 2016.
In a separate report, also released Thursday, NOAA estimated the New England fisheries accounted for 97,000 jobs and $8.7 billion in sales during 2016."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
I would recommend a visit to New Bedford. It has a lot to offer. The whaling museum is a worthy stop, there is a good harbor walk and several historical sites.
|a good harbor walk along the New Bedford waterfront|
When we visited New Bedford in 2017, I found out that Captain Henry Martyn Robertshad been assigned there to build Fort Rodman (now called Fort Tabor Park) to protect the entrance to the harbor. It was while stationed there, he conducted a meeting and lost control of it. He went home that night to write down the process so that wouldn't happen the next time. These parliamentary procedures are what we know and use today as Robert's Rules of Order.
|Captain Henry Martyn Roberts had been assigned to|
build Fort Rodman (now called Fort Tabor Park)
What are Robert's Rules of Order?