Written by Jen Finn
Mayor Carolyn Kirk's "bridge plan" for modernizing and retooling America's oldest fishing port was never presented for comment or criticism to the city's own Fisheries Commission she created to advise her on fisheries issues, or to the Gloucester-based Northeast Seafood Coalition, the region's largest and most influential industry group.
"Individual elements were distributed," said Harbor Planning Director Sarah Garcia in a telephone interview Thursday. "The final one was not sent out."
The plan was cobbled together and released in a five-point proposal last Friday by harbor and waterfront activist Valerie Nelson and Garcia from ideas generated from a workshop they organized in April, attended by a cross section of industry stakeholders.
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