Fishermen oppose New Bedford casino proposal

“No harm is either meant, intended or done by our plan, to the fishing fleet,” Stern said. He cited plans for commercial fishing berths and a recreational marina on the site, and said the removal of oil tanks would keep tankers from using the Acushnet River, freeing space for fishermen. Forty-year fisherman Gabriel Miranda disagreed. “Not on my working waterfront,” Miranda said of a casino. “I can’t see how we’d survive down there.” Jim Kendall, of New Bedford Seafood Consulting, said during the Q & A that “there’s been very little interaction between your people and the fishing industry.” Read the rest here 14:42

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