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.
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.
Conceicao Rafael, wife of Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael, has filed in federal district court to…
Maine’s lobster boat racing season ended the weekend of Aug. 19 and 20 with races first in Long Island and the next day in Portland.
A federal jury acquitted the federal tuna dealer of smuggling and conspiracy charges brought forward after a four-year NOAA investigation.
Northeast groundfish operations are being forced to diversify to survive low allocations and rising lease prices for gray sole, dabs and cod.