Gloucester Times: One proposal calls for expanding the nearby whiting fishery and elevating that seafood’s culinary profile. Another seeks to experiment with methods of growing new shellfish in Massachusetts waters, and a 3rd looks to take advantage of the exploding international medical market for the chitin that comes from lobster and crab shells.

Those are just a few of the more than a half-dozen grant proposals assembled by Gloucester-based maritime entrepreneurs and partnerships in pursuit of federal fishing monies under a new Saltonstall-Kennedy Act grant program.

Read more about Gloucester, MA’s bid to get federal aid.


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