Blue Harvest to close New Bedford processing plant, lay off 64 workers

Named as part of a “strategy shift” to upgrade and modernize its groundfish fleet, Blue Harvest Fisheries is closing its New Bedford processing plant, laying off 64 employees effective May 26, 2023. Of the 120 contracted and employed workers, only those working in the processing facility will lose their jobs — fishermen and managers will not be impacted. Read on!