Just Take a Trawler and Processor Lobbyist’s Advice – (two-faced messaging?)

As reported about Monday’s (July 15) fishery working group meeting, anthropologist Courtney Carothers’ preliminary survey findings showed 77 percent of respondents believing fish privatizations lead to a downturn of the local economy. The National Science Foundation funded study does not support a finding that fisheries would be better managed if they were private rather than public resources.

What saturated the results was a widely held opinion that privatization’s negative effects are hard-hitting on captains and crews. On-board fishermen, participating harvesters, are independent small businesses whose incomes drive regional economic benefits. Ex-vessel prices and crew trip settlement fair incomes are crucial.  continued here

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