New England Fishery Management Council Meeting – February 25 – 26, 2014 in Danvers , Ma. LISTEN LIVE!

nefmc logoFebruary 25-26, 2014 – New England Fishery Management Council Meeting at Double Tree Hotel 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923 Phone: 978/777-2500 ; Fax: 978/750-7959   Read the agenda here  Webinar Registration here  06:43

  • – Moderator

    Why would anyone expect that the NEFMC meeting would have its sound quality optimized following months of complaints? Another EPIC FAIL.

  • Dick Grachek

    This is typical of the intent of NOAA and the council to actually communicate and encourage participation.

    Plenty of money for Aquaculture start-ups, but not enough for a decent audio system? Pathetic!

  • Dick Grachek

    Also, participation and “Transparency” in this ridiculuously and unnecessarily complicated management proces could be helped to a great degree by simply eliminating the use of acronyms, i.e. speaking in WORDS not in Abbreviation Tongues.

    Consider the tens of thousands of words expended at a Council meeting, how much more effort would be needed to say: Catch Per Unit Effort instead of CPUE? The “extra” effort would pay off greatly in terms of “audience participation”.

    If there is any serious intent to actually include the people who are most directly and drastically affected by this absurd undertaking of micro-managing the fish in the sea, the communication at the council meetings then cannot be lost in the garbled noise of cheap microphones, of meaningless acronyms and legally defensive jargon, Power Point presentations, obscure computer models and statistical formulae, and days spent bogged down in parliamentary procedure trying to figure out when to have a meeting to start a discussion about when to start the discussion about when to have a meeting.

    The Magnuson Stevens Act has to be re-written and the basic goals and validity of management must be discussed in a non-agenda driven and intelligent way before any effective benefit can be realized for the fish or the fishermen.

  • STRIPEDBASSHOLE

    This is hardly an open meeting the decisions have already been made. The dress rehearsal will be held in the PEW hospitality Suite.

    It’s time to reveal how filthy the donated Money really is. Look at the Pollution caused by the Donators throughout the World. Sam Walton’s Walmart with Chinese made Products and other imports. Look at the DEATHS being caused by the Samsung Semiconductor Fab,s. Speaking of Semiconductors how are those Hewitt’s doing. Same Products do you think their Hands are any cleaner? I could go on on does Hippocrates come to mind?

    The Fisheries are being destroyed by the Three Wise Monkeys. The Meeting will be the time to send in the Clowns