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NEW BEDFORD — Hoping to continue New Bedford Harbor's legacy as a port of diverse industries, the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced Wednesday a $200,000 grant to help plan the waterfront's future.
 
The grant, which will be matched by the city, is meant to ensure that New Bedford's historic industries such as fishing can coexist with the offshore wind industry that officials hope will be the city's future.
 
"We are the No. 1 fishing port, and we intend to maintain that, but there is much more ahead of us in the future if we plan it right," Mayor Jon Mitchell said. "We don't want to put all our eggs in one basket; our strategy is all of the above."
 
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Inside the Industry

Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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