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Reidar’s Manufacturing: Regulations slow growth for city fishing business

 “No matter how much you’ve prepared and researched, and even prepared financially, there’s always going to be something else,”.  One New Bedford fishing gear business learned that lesson in an ocean-sized way. Reidar’s Manufacturing.  Just as the Bendiksens were signing early papers on the deal, harsh new fishing regulations came out that affected their customer base. First the yellowtail catch was substantially reduced and then, a year later as they were breaking ground, codfish cuts were announced. Both cuts translated to lost business. Even the possibility of a new market fizzled in the face of government oversight.   Read more here  southcoasttoday.com 08:57