CLF report: Fishing rules need reforms to prevent ‘Codfather Part II’

“The most powerful way to think about what happened with Carlos Rafael is to think of him as a symptom that the system is broken and not operating properly,” said Peter Shelley, senior counsel for the Foundation.

The Foundation released a 95-page report, “Fishing for a Future,” looking at the federal regulations instituted in 2010, intended to protect the nation’s oceanic groundfish. The regulations were written by the fisheries division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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