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After The Codfather: The Future Of New Bedford's Fishing Industry

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College of Visual and Performing Arts

715 Purchase Street

Star Store Campus

New Bedford, MA 02740

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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. Wednesday, February 21st from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. (Reception from 5:30 - 6:00, Audience Q&A from 7:00 - 7:30)

Moderator: Avory Brookins, RIPR Environment Reporter

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Cassie Canastra, marketing director, BASE Seafood

Dan Georgianna, economist and chancellor professor emeritus, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth

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.

Laura Ramsden, co-owner of Foley Fish

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