Tag Archives: Eastern Fisheries

Court documents suggest Carlos Rafael may sell all permits

Documents filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday suggest that Carlos Rafael’s time as the New Bedford’s “codfather” may be coming to an end. As part of a motion requesting a sentencing delay, Rafael’s attorney sought “additional time to resolve a critical component” in the case, specifically, “the possibility of a global settlement, which may involve Mr. Rafael exiting the commercial fishing business.”The request suggests not only the 13 permits subject to forfeiture, but all of Rafael’s fishing permits may wind up with someone else before the sentencing. click here to read the story 21:23

Eastern Fisheries forms Eastern Fisheries Europe, opens plant in Staphorst, Netherlands

Eastern Fisheries, headquartered in New Bedford, announced on Monday the opening of a sixth wholly ownedmk in Staphorst, Netherlands and the official formation of a new corporation, Eastern Fisheries Europe (EFE).The new 23,000 sq. ft. processing plant will provide ‘real-time’ support and service to their EU customers, the company said, in a press release. The new facility will focus on the sales and distribution of scallop products and live lobsters, with more than 500 metric tons of cold storage and a 20,000 pound lobster holding tank. “This new processing plant,,, Read the rest here 15:39

New Bedford’s Eastern Fisheries sets sights on Japan scallop plant, US downstream deal

TraditionThe US scallop giant, based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, announced the acquisition of a minority stake in Tokyo-based Global Marketing, one of Japan’s largest scallop exporters, on Wednesday. “We will continue to have an interest in buying additional shares, if and when they may become available,” said Joe Furtado, executive vice president of Eastern. Read more here 15:03

The Industry’s Largest Scallop Fleet – Eastern Fisheries

TraditionCurrently Eastern Fisheries operates 25 scallop vessels, the largest fleet in the industry.  Video  Read more here 08:35


Family of fisherman killed in dock fall gets $900,000 settlement

sct logoNEW BEDFORD — Eastern Fisheries, Inc. has settled a lawsuit brought by the family of a fisherman who died in a January 2011 fall from a Hassey Street dock that was slippery with snow and ice. Read more here 06:21