NOAA Settles Case Against Carlos "The Codfather" Rafael: $3 Million Fine, Cease Commercial Fishing
NOAA announced Monday that they have settled their pending civil administrative claims against Carlos "The Codfather" Rafael and his fishing captains. As part of the settlement, Rafael will be required to:
-Pay a $3,010,633 civil monetary penalty
-Relinquish the seafood dealer permit issued to Carlos Seafood by September 1, 2019
-Permanently cease all commercial fishing, except for scalloping by December 31, 2019
-Permanently cease scalloping by March 31, 2020
-Sell all limited access federal fishing permits and fishing vessels owned or controlled by...
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