New Bedford meeting brings wind, fishing industries together

Jim Kendall painted the city’s streets with snow when he articulated how fishermen may feel about offshore wind during a meeting Wednesday that brought both sides together. As a child on SouthCoast, Kendall spent his snows days sledding on the streets. “You just can’t do stuff like that anymore,” he said. He’s seen the same influx in traffic on the ocean in his evolution from fisherman to fishermen representative for Vineyard Wind. Time has added stock limits, marine monuments and the latest is offshore wind. More traffic equates to more difficulty fishing. click here to read the story 11:08

  • Joel Hovanesian

    From my understanding there was supposed to be a public comment period during this meeting. It is also my understanding that this comment period turned into a question and answer period and some who went out of their way to attend this meeting were not given a chance to make their comments.
    From a distance it appears that some former fishing people have decided that it’s best to hitch their wagon to this scam.

    “It’s going to happen so I guess we have to try to make the best of it or minimize any of the problems,”

    Many decades of trust gained from fighting for the industry they were part of for so long is dangerously close to being flushed down the toilet.
    Today’s fights are tomorrows history. Which side of history you choose to be part of is a personal decision. Just remember, you can’t play both sides of the fence.
    Tomorrow comes sooner than you think