Keeping fishery observers safe from harassment
Fishery observers Sean Sullivan and Virginia Taggert measure and record the size of fish. Image: NOAA

Keeping fishery observers safe from harassment

New outreach efforts underway by NOAA to ensure that fishery observers feel comfortable reporting harassment issues and ensure that fishing vessel crews, skippers and fishing company managers understand what constitutes…

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New Bedford’s Codfather gets life fishing ban
New Bedford’s notorious Codfather will serve time in prison, pay stiff financial penalties and is out of fishing for life. Image: Wikipedia Commons

New Bedford’s Codfather gets life fishing ban

The US government’s case against New Bedford fishing kingpin Carlos Rafael has been concluded – with a $3 million financial penalty, a 46-month prison sentence with three years of supervision…

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