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Federal Fishing Regulators Planning Quota Changes
Federal fishing regulators are planning a host of changes to the quota limits of several important New England fish, including cod.
New England fishermen search for cod in two key fishing areas, Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine. Regulators have enacted a series of cutbacks to the cod quota in those…
Codfather’s Sentencing Continued to July
"The Codfather" has a little longer now before he is sentenced.
Carlos Rafael, the fishing magnate who pleaded guilty to a scheme in which he intentionally mislabeled fish in order to avoid federal fishing regulations, was scheduled to be sentenced today in U...
Mitchell: Trump Revisiting Marine Monuments ‘A Good Thing’
On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that orders a review of the lands and seas designated as national monuments over the past 20 years.
These areas were designated as national monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906, and that includes President Obama's designation last fa…
Carlos ‘Codfather’ Rafael to Plead Guilty Today
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A leading U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal.
The U.S. attorney's office says Carlos Rafael has a change of plea hearing scheduled for …
Feds Shut Down Key Scalloping Grounds Off of Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will close the northern Gulf of Maine area at 12:01 a...

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