Editorial: Don’t forsake present in pressing for fishery’s dire needs – Gloucester Daily Times

gdt iconThe simple fact is that NOAA officials — right to the top and credibility-flawed General Counsel Lois Schiffer, while both NOAA and the Department of Commerce embarrassingly flounder without even acting chief administrators — have adopted the mantra of the agency’s bullying agents who, according to documentation, told workers at the former Gloucester Seafood Auction during an unauthorized, 2005 after-hours raid, that they were, in fact, “accountable to no one.” And all the municipal and state ideas in the world will be hard-pressed to break through that mentality until congressional lawmakers stand up and use NOAA and Commerce budgetary cuts and other actions to break up or into the agency itself. continued

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