Before he pleaded guilty to flouting federal catch limits and smuggling money, Carlos Rafael, nicknamed "the Codfather," controlled the largest groundfishing fleet that sailed out of New Bedford. How are the city’s fishing industries moving forward after the trial? What does the future hold for groundfishing and other fisheries? What are the biggest promises and challenges? What lessons can be learned from Carlos Rafael?
Join Rhode Island Public Radio and UMass-Dartmouth for a public forum to discuss these and other topics related to New Bedford’s fishing industry.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21st from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
(Reception from 5:30 - 6:00, Audience Q&A from 7:00 - 7:30) at Star Store:
WHERE: Star Store / UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts1st Floor Lecture Hall715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
- Avory Brookins, RIPR Environment Reporter (moderator)
- Dan Georgianna, economist and chancellor professor emeritus, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth.
- Laura Ramsden, co-owner of Foley Fish.
- John Quinn, Chairman of the New England Fishery Management Council, Director of Public Interest Law Programs at UMass School of Law and former Massachusetts state rep.
- Cassie Canastra, marketing director, BASE Seafood.