Turns out, Carlos Rafael also sits on the current Board of Directors for the Northeast Seafood Coalition.
What is the mission of the Northeast Seafood Coalition?
"The Northeast Seafood Coalition is dedicated to working with government regulations and environmental concerns to preserve the long-term health of fishery resources, fishing communities and the fishing industry."
What does the Northeast Seafood Coalition Do?
"The work of the NSC is geared toward crafting solutions to complex fishery problems. The NSC strives to find creative solutions that work to rebuild fish stocks while preserving family-owned fishing businesses, a diverse groundfish fleet and fishing communities across the Northeast."
How could someone who is on the board of directors for a group whose primary mission is working with the government regulations directly associated with fisheries and the fishing industry claim ignorance of these regulations and therefore didn't deserve to have his fish impounded?