December 1, 2013
Partner Andrew E. Minkiewicz was quoted in The Boston Globe article "Scallops Giving New Bedford Fishermen a Welcome Break." The article discusses how the business of scallop fisherman has revitalized the New Bedford commercial fishing industry. The fishing business in the area collapsed in the mid-1980s, but Mr. Minkiewicz explains that New Bedford is now extremely popular with European fishermen who prize the wild-caught oversized scallop unique to the area. At first scallopers couldn't convince government regulators to let them drop their nets, but in the late 1990s the scientific data had convinced the National Marine Fisheries Service to open the areas.