fleet rationalization, a big part of the catch shares scam

The following direct quotes are from “Assessing the Potential for LAPPs in US Fisheries.doc “. This document proves that the big green mafia and their puppets at NMFS & the NEFMC knew all about the devastating job destroying results of catch shares, which we are now experiencing here on Mass Bay!

Part-time fishing jobs were also lost when the fisheries shifted to LAPP management. This was largely a result of fleet rationalization, which necessitated a 60 percent decrease on
average of crew positions in the LAPP fisheries

 In addition, fishing heritage within some communities was lost as fishermen gained the economic incentive – and means – to retire.

One group sure to be able to retire early will be the useful idiots aka the propaganda puppets, the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fish Association. They probably can afford vacation homes in the Caribbean, with the cash windfall they got from the Catch Shares scam, and the millions of pounds of additional quota they scored (and sell)! They worked the system from the inside, from the very beginning.

quota ownership consolidation (measured as a percent of  owners in the initial LAPP year relative to five years  post-LAPP) changed somewhat more due to rationalization.

it appears that statutory concentration limits have significantly limited fisheries’ ownership concentration

Why don’t we have any statutory concentration limits in New England? They knew what would happen without this, and allow it to happen anyway!

Local lending capacity can be developed, allowing communities to break up over-concentration. Fishermen funds can enable fishermen to afford a quota. In addition, tools such as subsidized quota purchases and Justice Department interventions have been considered.

For some reason, I just can’t see Eric Holder coming to the defense of the fishermen whose lives are being ruined by NMFS and their EDF/UN jobs destroying  fisheries agenda!

 

  • borehead

    Summary
    In summary, this report has covered five conclusions:
    1. In the surveyed fisheries, limited access privilege programs (LAPPs) were generally
    implemented after significant failures with traditional open-access and limited-access
    management approaches
    2. Overall, the fisheries experienced major economic improvements after LAPP
    implementation, clear gains in environmental conditions, and a mixture of changes
    in social conditions
    3. Environmentally, compliance with total allowable catch (TAC) increased, discards
    decreased, and habitat destruction decreased across the board
    4. Improved fishing practices also allowed better management of biomass, ecosystem
    health, and commercial landings
    5. Socially, there were both positive and negative effects. Positive effects included
    increased safety and a higher percentage of fishermen employed full time. Negative
    effects included community, processor, and job losses; private economic gains at
    public expense; and in some cases increased ownership concentration and
    consolidation. Generally, newer LAPPs addressed these concerns through improved
    LAPP design

    • borehead

      I wonder how many fishermen, excluding the hookers, got to read this.
      I wonder why anyone would allow this to continue, knowing the results of the government picking winners and losers, through catch history?
      In other words, why would the government reward those that continued to fish on troubled stocks, while so many believed the government when they advised them to target underutilize species.

      • The ENGO's got their puppets, like the cape cod whores. They pushed the agenda through the UN, down to the NOAA and EU and many other places. Then the ENGOS gave them millions in grants, and helped them purchase tons of licenses, as the little guys drop out like flies. They got measly allocations and cant survive.
        Consolidating the power into the chosen ones, the useful idiots. fleet rationalization destroys thousands of jobs supporting thousands and thousands of families.
        There are groups of useful idiots in each state, it's part of the bigger plan. They have so much quota, they can sell millions of pounds. And buy homes in Antgua. As soon as they destroy the industry, time to retire in style.

  • borehead

    That's a whopper of a post phil. I'd never seen it.
    Heh! I started at the bottom, looking for the usual suspects. Saw a few. Like Rosenberg, and a few more.
    Its time for a discard/ catch share revolution.
    We have a fan from Silver Springs!
    We also have some Irish folks looking in. I hopt they find the comments and leave some.
    This comment venue sucks, not showing comment count on the front page.

  • I think there are a couple of comments awaiting approval. Reading Skipper Jimmy Byrnes, site, the same thing is happening to them now. Instead of destroying jobs and fishing communities from coast to coast, it's worldwide! I hope the Gloucester boys see this too!

  • borehead

    I left a comment at the SUN article. Click the link! You'll see one of ur own has made mention. I included it in the comment.
    Jimmy Byrne fired the shot heard 'round the world.