commercial fishing Scientists To Conduct First-Time Assessment Of Fish Migrations In Pawcatuck River By Avory Brookins • Apr 10, 2018 Seaver Anderson / University of Rhode Island Scientists will be tracking the movement of migratory fish along the Pawcatuck River this spring. It's the first time the entire river has been accessible to fish since the 1880s. Listen Listening... / 0:50 New Bedford Officials Draft New Business Plan For Fishing Port By Avory Brookins • Mar 9, 2018 Lynn Arditi / RIPR In New Bedford, city officials have unveiled a draft plan to expand business opportunities for the city's lucrative port. Listen Listening... / 0:50 Battling Ice On A New Bedford Fishing Boat By Lynn Arditi • Jan 3, 2018 Lynn Arditi / RIPR Listen Listening... / 1:19 The normally bustling docks along New Bedford harbor were practically deserted Tuesday as an arctic cold front kept some boats off the water. Environmentalists Oppose Commercial Fishing Within Northeast Marine National Monument By Avory Brookins • Oct 10, 2017 NOAA Local environmentalists are worried allowing commercial fishing within the boundaries of a marine national monument 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod would harm the area's ecosystem and biodiversity.