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Councilor Gomes requesting State release Carlos Rafael fishing licenses to New Bedford

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The following motion will be presented to the New Bedford City Council Thursday, October 11, 2018:

WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, once more that letters be sent to Congressman William Keating, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, for their immediate action in releasing the fishing licenses to New Bedford that were once was held by Carlos Rafael of Carlos Seafood, this request is on behalf of the ground fishing industry and the fishermen that have been put out of work due to the federal investigation showing Carlos Rafael’s scheme, due to the implementation of the Federal Government rules on ground fishing, that targeted boat owners in obtaining boats and ground fish licenses and his mission plan to dominate the fishing industry in the City, said licenses being held by NOAA and the Federal government should be released and re-issued to new owners in the New Bedford fishing industry which is a livelihood and economic boom to our City and working waterfront.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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