Conservation Law Foundation submits victim impact statement in Carlos Rafael case

Within the past 10 days, the Conservation Law Foundation sent three letters to various individuals involved — either directly or indirectly — with the Carlos Rafael case. The foundation doesn’t represent any party directly, but its goal is to “use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy,” according to its website. CLF sees Rafael’s guilty plea in March to illegal fishing as infringing on its principles. click here to read the story 21:18

  • Joel Hovanesian

    What a joke. CLF helped foster the environment that created this situation with it’s support and promotion of the illegal catch share program that was scammed upon the New England ground fishermen.
    Now they cry foul .

    The foundation doesn’t represent any party directly, but its goal is to “use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy,”

    Build healthy communities? Drive around the once thriving ports of New England and see first hand and witness what their “solutions” have done to our industry. If there is not a scalloping component within these groundfish ports they are dead. CLF cannot have it both ways.
    This is their legacy. Way to go. They have thrown out the proverbial baby with the bathwater. In order to save the village they have destroyed it.
    How do these disingenuous SOB’s sleep at night?