Letter: Rafael stains the whole waterfront

Congratulations to NOAA, the IRS, and the Coast Guard for taking down Carlos Rafael. His demise is cheered by the intrepid fishermen of New Bedford.

The fishermen who venture hundreds of miles out to sea for many nights are loyal to their fishing tradition.

They must be, to survive. If a crew member shirks, the crew must make up for his failure. No parasites at sea. The Coast Guard at Otis sleep next to their choppers, and rise up at night to go out, whether stormy, icy, foggy, or all three, to save the souls of the fishing folk. No parasites on Coast Guard choppers.

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Ashley Herriman

Ashley Herriman is the online editor for National Fisherman.

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