Some of you may recognise me. I'm the guy that puts up all of those fishing industry story's, and once in a while, I'll attempt an article. A friend of mine, who's opinion I really respect, asked me to place a statement in one of my seeded articles. I thought about what one seeded article I could insert it into, and decided to bring it to whomever was willing continue reading, investing their valuable time.
In a nut shell , EDF, who heavilly invested in President Obamas campaign, got their ultimate payback on their investment, by the insertion of supreme control of the ENGOs equivalent of Fort Knox,The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. EDF is so implanted in the council process, and NOAA, that the launching of the destruction of the small family, some , multi generational, fishing operations. I though I would share this with you.
If everything is so good, then why is everything so bad? A 112% revenue increase? Who? Where? Gimme the numbers! Accumulation limits, when enacted, will only cement the consolidation which is already taking place. By 2013, which is about as soon as anything of this magnitude can be implemented, the damage will already have been done. The guys who were fishing sustainably and moved off groundfish, as NOAA asked all fishermen of good conscience to do, have already paid the big price for their sacrifice. They have very little catch history and are falling by the wayside at a rapid rate. Notably, The Council set no control date, and only voted to develop the concept. Setting a retro-active date would be impossible and ultimately useless, as it would have no impact on what's going on now and will continue until whatever hairbrained scheme they can cook up become a regulation. So this is the good news which is going to save the little guy? It is akin to delivering more lifeboats to The Titanic a week after she went to the bottom! After completely gutting The Common pool, It's hardly a wonderment that the few survivors of that snake pit were forced into the sector sewer. Poor fellas, they actually trusted NOAA! Never again! Better, worse or anywhere in between, EDF is claiming victory after counting the first vote in an election which they rigged. There isn't a legitimate statistician in the world who would manipulate a few months of preliminary data and contort in such a manner as to support this "scientifically sound, statistically supported", Eco-fabricated position. The Worm really out did herself with this convoluted rationale for EDF's pet project. Wonder what she'll have to say once some real numbers come in, a couple years from now? Whatever it is, I'm sure it won't be "Sorry"!
This is in response to Julie, "The Worm"'s posting about the wonders of catch shares. I sent it to **** ***** but he is toning it down to appeal to a mass audience. It needs to be posted somewhere that it can be read in it's entirety, as it was meant to be. You da Man! let me know how you like it and where it ends up.
All the big boys got took the most, were rewarded, and the little guys that took the least, were screwed.
Abolish Catch Shares. Reinstate Days At Sea, with enough days to earn a living.
Abolish Catch Shares. Keep the price of fish affordable to the consumer.
To understand these issues, this may help. Best regards, and thank you for your valuable time.bore-head007
I had acouple more poll questions but the thing wo'nt let me!