Fisherynation Editorial – Jane (eliminator) Lubchenco’s Consolidation Porn Production. Paid for with your fish.

So. I’m sittin’ here rackin’ my brain, just wondering, what beauracratic, moronic, opportunist would commission a group of dream team bean counters, with some financial hocus pocus wizards to invent a $180 million dollar loan package (that’s what it is) for a desperate, beleaguered, broken industry, and wondering what collateral is being used to support this Jane  (eliminator) Lubchenco, consolidation porn production?!!

My fish. Your fish. Our fish.

I mean, man. You know none of the politicians would come up with an idea like that?!

They BURN money. They don’t expect it to provide a return. They shovel it to get rid of problems. Shut people up. Closure.

Then they do it again for the next big thing!

But this. THIS is REALLY something!

A $180 Million dollar loan to buy up the rest of the guys that our politicians say they care about, the little guys, freeing up all kinds of fish to finance the thing.

$15 Million for at sea monitors that NOAA was looking at from their budget because it was a small boat breaker.

Paid for with our fish.

Slick little fix for Andy and his gig from Team Dismantle.
Good score, Drew!! aunty got yer back!

Paid for with our now more expensive fish.

$30 MILLION so the big boys can have more fish, plus $5 million for sector management that should after two years should be self sufficient by now, and will be seeing an exodus of the disenfranchised.

And a paltry $7.5 MILLION for collaborative and “traditional” research?

From what I’ve seen of “traditional” lately from Team Eliminator, “traditional” should continue to be funded from “traditional” sources. Like the NOAA budget, while this industry aligned with schools like SMAST and VIMS get us what we need. Real results, not that eco system crap Rusty does.

That “traditional” has been continuous trade offs, as was revealed at the yellow tail working group meeting. Enough trade offs.

I say $7.5 Million for collaborative research should come from the NOAA budget. Its time the people’s money was used properly.

This thing has a familiar odor.

ABOLISH CATCH SHARES NOW!

 

  • Barbara Durkin

    Thanks, Fishery Nation, for exposing the exploitation of the Public Trust, the fishing industry and citizens. I don't want my fish to come from farms like Jane Lubchenco does. I want to purchase fresh caught fish from US local waters by our fishing fleets that Jane appears intent to continue to put out of business. The science put forth by the government is suspect as are their actions taken that harm fishing communites that feed us by practicing heritage trades. Jane sees a new World Order that does not include fresh caught fish. Who wants to eat what's produced in a laboratory or at a government fish farm, is caught by foreign vessels, shipped to China and back to the US?
    Get rid of Jane Lubchenco and Secretary Salazar and we can put fishing families and communities back to work.

    Thank You,
    Barbara Durkin

  • Thank you Fishery Nation, I’ve been a commerical fisherman for most of the last 52yrs.Starting in the midatlantic area,and now fishing in S.E Fla.The last 6 or so years my nose has been telling me something stinks with our industry.Thank you for finding that smell,and puting a name on it.