Tagged Carlos Rafael

The Fate of Rafael’s Tainted Groundfish Fortune Still Up for Grabs

New England has been trying to move on from Carlos Rafael, but it has not been easy – especially when the fate of his groundfish vessels and permits are left undetermined. With just days left to close on what many assumed was a done deal to purchase Rafael’s groundfish fortune, the situation has again become uncertain and still problematic. … More Info »

Highlights from December NEFMC Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council convened in Newport, RI last week for its annual December meeting. Here are some selected highlights. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, October is National Seafood Month; the Gulf of Maine cod recreational fishery closes; Rafael’s scallop vessels will stay in New Bedford; NEFMC initiates action to protect herring offshore spawning areas; registration is open for New England recreational fishing workshops; scientists blast Maine lobstermen’s whale safety stance; and the Mass DMF director is retiring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on proposed clam dredge exemptions; the New England Fishery Management Council meets next week; the Codfather is sitting on a $46 million deal for scallop vessels; MA lawmakers send letter urging real solutions to impacts of China trade tariffs; a tenth North Atlantic right whale death is confirmed; and the Gulf of Maine’s “normal” temperature is the new cool. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen question settlement of convicted Codfather; FAO paper predicts impact of climate change on world’s fisheries and aquaculture; oyster theft puts damper on Sandwich aquaculture efforts; and NOAA seeks comments on lobster fishery control date. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, environmentalists weigh in on whale rules for lobster industry; Vineyard Wind renews commitment to offshore wind project despite delays; Codfather to pay $500K for dumping oily bilge; and July was the hottest month ever recorded. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council meets next week in Newport, RI; Judge Young issues a final forfeiture order in the Carlos Rafael case; scientists use a new simulator to study whale entanglements; and the Trump Administration advances seismic surveys for oil in the Atlantic. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts creates new commission to study ocean acidification; police seize scallop catch and arrest New Bedford captain; Senator Warren calls for Rafael’s permits to stay in New Bedford; and Massachusetts lawmakers tell Trump to keep marine monument protections. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, feds say few commercial groundfish trips are monitored; NOAA issues new civil penalties in the Codfather case; a judge says NOAA cannot regulate fish farming; NEFSC releases new report on right whales; New England fishery managers scale back herring catch; and a Maine restaurant’s plan to mellow lobsters goes up in smoke. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, stricter federal quotas set for Atlantic herring catch; New England shrimp industry still looks bad amid shutdown; a Codfather-vessel captain admits to hindering a Coast Guard inspection; rescuers disentangle a 600-pound sea turtle; and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange is shut down. … More Info »