Fishing for Life, Preserving Culture: Portuguese Fishermen in the United States
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The city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the United States, is home to a large community of Portuguese fishermen who resist climate change and drive the blue economy. In the mid-19th century, migrants from all over the world settled in this small coastal town to earn a living from the whaling industry. Among them were many Portuguese, especially from the Azores. The city eventually became an important commercial fishing port.

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The city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the United States, is home to a large community of Portuguese fishermen who resist climate change and drive the blue economy. In the mid-19th century, migrants from all over the world settled in this small coastal town to earn a living from the whaling industry. Among them were many Portuguese, especially from the Azores. The city eventually became an important commercial fishing port. UN News was there to talk to a scallop fisherman, an expert in marine biology and to show the culture and the history of fisheries in the city.

 
Special thanks to: New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and Elizabeth and Niki crew members.

Produced by the UN News Portuguese Unit and UN Video Section.