October 25, 2018
The two candidates in the 9th Congressional District answered questions about the future of commercial fishing during a debate Wednesday night at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Republican businessman Peter Tedeschi says if elected, he would push to keep permits belonging to convicted fishing mogul Carlos Rafael in New Bedford rather than made available to ports throughout New England.
He also ripped incumbent Congressman William Keating for his “no” vote on renewing the Magnuson-Stevens fishing law. “Members of the senior political environment in New Bedford say they were for it, and fishermen said they needed it, but Congressman Keating voted against it. I would have voted for it,” Tedeschi said.