NOAA seeks $900K, all permits from Codfather in civil action
By Sean Horgan for Gloucester Times
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he saga of Carlos Rafael is far from over, as NOAA Fisheries has issued a charging document seeking additional civil penalties and restrictions beyond those ordered in Rafael’s sentencing last year in federal court.
On Wednesday, the federal agency responsible for managing the nation’s fisheries issued the charging documents against Rafael, his seafood company, Carlos Seafood Inc., and 28 other businesses entities related to the New Bedford fishing mogul — including two unnamed scallop captains from his fleet.
According to the document, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking:
- $983,528 in civil penalties from Rafael, known as the Codfather.