Codfather Must Not Resume Commercial Fishing

The former fishing mogul from New Bedford known as the Codfather will not be returning to the industry when he gets out of prison. Carlos Rafael is permanently banned from commercial fishing as part of a civil settlement with regulators. Rafael must sell all of his fishing boats and licenses, and he can keep the proceeds. He's serving a 46 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to a massive fishing fraud in 2017.


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