Fishermen get that sinking feeling: New industry plans could squeeze out smaller family-owned operators

“Why do they have to get rid of small businesses just to make room for big business?’’ he said. “They do it with everything — look at the farms.’’ Australian Marine Alliance board member and fifth-generation commercial fisherman Jason Davidson said fishermen fear a plan to consolidate the industry and reduce latent shareholders will squeeze out smaller family-owned operators and open the gates for ­foreign ownership. Read more here 16:53

  • MIGHTYJ

    The rush to big corporate ownership is just part of the global sweat shop economy.

  • StripedBassHole

    So much for Democracy and fair trade. That is why they developed Laws about Monopolies here in the U.S.A. In many cases these Laws along with the Magnuson-Stevens Act should be scrutinized especially in the Fisheries.
    Outsourcing and parking Profits overseas has done nothing for our Economy. With the writing already on the Wall “The Obama Ocean Policy” reeks of collusion.
    A significant fraction of all Americans have no idea of what is truly happening here and abroad. Furthermore they don’t realize there Common Property has been stolen too.