Carlos Rafael must forfeit four fishing boats and 34 related permits used in his illegal scheme, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Two Maine men pleaded guilty last week to dealing illegally caught elvers in connection with a multi-million dollar poaching ring.
The Supreme Court has declined to take on a case challenging NMFS’ decision to force fishermen to bear the costs of a required at-sea monitoring program.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission decided on alterations to the northern shrimp FMP to improve management ahead of the fishery’s reopening.
On the morning of Sept. 16, fog had reduced visibility to about 50 yards over the waters near Pumpkin Ledge when two lobster boats collided.
The Working Waterfront Festival returned to New Bedford, Mass., on Sept. 23 with locals and visitors from afar filling the waterfront to dive into a taste of the fishing life and learn about the port’s commercial fleet.
Carlos “the Codfather” Rafael was sentenced nearly four years in prison by a U.S. District Court judge in Boston on Monday.
Consumers have acquired a taste for Maine oysters, and their growers have been all too happy to keep up with demand.
OK, OK, I get it! Carlos Rafael, aka, “The Codfather,” has done some pretty reprehensible things while amassing what seemingly is the largest percentage of ownership of the U.S. multispecies groundfish fleet.
Conceicao Rafael, wife of Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael, has filed in federal district court to…
Maine native Bailey Bowden became a fisheries activist to prove to that that returning population of alewives just needed a leg up.