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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...
Codfather and Sheriff’s Deputy to be Tried Separately
NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford fishing magnate and a Bristol County Sheriff's Deputy will be tried separately in court next year.
According to The Gloucester Times, lawyers for Carlos Rafael and Deputy Antonio Freitas filed separate motions in November to sever their cases from each other, allowing…
UPDATE: Extreme Weather Warning Hits the South Coast
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a severe weather warning has been advised for all Southcoast Regions. NOAA has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" that includes the risk of extreme thunderstorms, flooding and high wind speeds. Sta...
Remind Me Again; Why Is New Bedford ‘Clinton Country’?
1) December 29, 1992, three weeks before the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, al Qa'eda targeted and attempted to murder US troops in a Yemen hotel bombing. Osama bin Laden happily took credit for it. Thankfully the troops had left for Somalia to aid the starving masses ther…
SMAST Issued U.S. Patent for Technology in Fish Monitoring
Researchers at UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology have been issued a U.S. Patent for technology that would help along New Bedford's waterfront.
The technology uses an onboard 3D camera system to help monitor commercial fishing vessels and manage depleted fish stocks..…
NOAA Closing Key Scalloping Area Near Cape Cod
NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is closing one of the key fishing areas off of New England where fishermen seek scallops.
The administration is closing the Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area to scallop vessels that fish under &q…

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