The Port of New Bedford is a deepwater port located at at the mouth of the Acushnet River on Buzzards Bay, with access to the Atlantic Ocean. It is in the harbor estuary on the southern coast of Massachusetts in New Bedford, Fairhaven and Acushnet. Once a major whaling port, it is the largest commercial fishing port by value in the United States. It also handles breakbulk cargo. In the 21st century it is becoming an offshore wind port.

Modern commercial fishing in New Bedford began in the early 1900s, replacing the whaling industry. Sails powered early fishing vessels, but as the industry grew, more and more were powered by motors. This technological advancement helped propel the fishing industry into what it is today.  

The Port of New Bedford has seen many changes to the fishing industry in recent times, from whaling to textiles to fishing, industry is what has kept New Bedford’s economy thriving. 

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