DFO plan for at-sea observers met with skepticism by lobster fishermen

A federal government proposal to introduce mandatory at-sea observers on board the southwest Nova Scotia lobster fleet is getting a cold shoulder from representatives of three fisheries groups.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans wants observers to monitor bycatch of cod and cusk caught inadvertently in lobster traps. Bernie Berry of the Coldwater Lobster Association said the plan would require all fishermen to notify the government every time they plan to leave port — a process known as hailing out. Some would be randomly selected to have an observer from an existing monitoring company meet them at the dock prior to sailing. click here to read the story 11:37

  • alaskagal

    Such total bullshit. When are we going to get to follow these bureaucratic bastards around and “observe” them? Getting paid for it would be the icing on the cake.

    • Joel Hovanesian

      You are absolutely right AG. it’s obvious the bureaucrats don’t trust fishermen in any way shape or form but the question must be answered, just who is watching those in charge of our current mismanagement programs? It’s a well known fact that the engo’s have infiltrated the regulatory agencies in charge of this epic failure.
      You want to talk about trust? Show me one person involved in this industry, who is not in the pocket of the enviroscum, who doesn’t think those in charge are not corrupt.
      Time for total transparency. Let’s put observers looking over the shoulders of those in management. Lets monitor all of the inter office memo’s within NMFS. Regional administrators, science centers, the whole shooting match.
      I want to start an observer company to watch over the obvious corruption at these agencies. Time to shed some light of day on those who are profiting at the expense of others.
      See how they like it when the shoe is on the other foot.
      RESIST!!!

  • Joel Hovanesian

    RESIST, RESIST , RESIST. Do not allow this to happen. This is just the tip of the iceberg of loosing your rights and all you believe in as being free people. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN.

  • Borehead

    There is only one reason for all of this. Fishery Law Enforcement. Period.