Can Regulations Help a Man Learn to Fish? Kissing boss Bloomberg’s ass?

(James Greiff’s boss just granted $56 million to increase fish stocks in Brazil, Chile and the Philippines.) There probably isn’t a lament repeated more often by small business owners than the complaint that government regulation is strangling them. Maybe there’s some truth to this, and yet what sometimes goes missing is the corollary: Without regulations, some of those businesses might not survive. The latest example comes from a New Bedford, Massachusetts, commercial fisherman who told Fox News that limits on how many fish can be hauled from U.S. coastal waters will be the ruin of the domestic industry. Be sure to click the links! Read [email protected] 19:41

One Response to Can Regulations Help a Man Learn to Fish? Kissing boss Bloomberg’s ass?

  1. - Moderator says:

    James Grief. You can’t be serious. This piece really is about the boss granting $56 mill to the ENGO’s that thrive on the anti fishing agenda.

    I am no fan of Carlos, but to disregard what he’s saying, and, by the way, you’ve said nothing as far as what he says, shows very shabby effort, and a total display of ignorant preconceived notion on your part about the trouble in New England

    Your link credibility is pathetic. Daniel Pauly? Let alone the dogma printed in2009? Probably the least credible Pew bought and paid for ecologist of all time.

    I’m trying to wrap my head around the premise of your typical empty, run of the mill uninformative enviro dogma, but knowing the reality that you have zero conception of makes it impossible, leaving me to believe this is nothing than a ass kissing Bloomberg tribute piece. It’s not journalism.

    Fishosophy: Overfished or Depleted?

    Rewriting the Magnuson-Stevens Act

    Fisheries management in the U.S. is considered by many to be dysfunctional. The fishing industry claims that federal regulations waste substantial quantities of fish and strangle economic efficiency. Conservation groups claim that federal regulations are not restrictive enough; fish stocks are allegedly “overfished” or “overharvested” and fishing destroys habitat.

    Disagreements between the fishing industry and conservation groups squander hundreds of millions of dollars in terms of under harvested fish, huge transaction costs, standoffs that seem perpetual, and untold hours of unnecessary conferences and meetings.

    This waste is generated by a general disagreement on just about everything. To cite a few of many examples: there is a disagreement over how much fish should or could be caught; there is disagreement about how quotas are allocated among fishing groups, whether or not a stock is “overfished,” whether mixed stocks should be managed individually or as a group, and whether ecosystem management is feasible.

    “A quick look at the 2012 annual report (the last year available) to Congress on the health of the U.S. fisheries tells the story. It is a sorry portrait of an industry that is literally eating its seed corn.” ?????
    What a foolish non inclusive statement.
    Not included is the real problem of the unregulated fishing community eating the industries seed corn.

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