Tag Archives: Charlie Baker

Bonackers vs. Big Wind – Cuomo’s preposterous renewable-energy plan threatens Long Island’s fishing industry

Nat Miller and Jim Bennett didn’t have much time to chat. It was about 8:45 on a sunny Sunday morning in early May, and they were loading their gear onto two boats—a 20-foot skiff with a 115-horsepower outboard, and an 18-foot sharpie with a 50-horse outboard—at Lazy Point, on the southern edge of Napeague Bay, on the South Fork of Long Island. “We are working against the wind and the tide,” Miller said as he shook my hand.,, If Governor Andrew Cuomo gets his way, though, they and other commercial fishermen on the South Fork may need to look for a new line of work.,,, Deepwater Wind and D. E. Shaw have close ties to the NRDC and to Cuomo.  click here to read the story 19:11

Editorial: What fate for fishermen

130724-Al_Cattone_244x183A few weeks ago folks got a chuckle out of the fallout from Charlie Baker’s emotional story about a fisherman who felt he had ruined his sons’ lives by guiding them into the family business. Who’s laughing now? Read the rest here 08:53

Hey Charlie Baker! If You’re Going to be the Fishermen’s Governor, Recognize Who has Fought NOAA for Them

Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for governor, recently waded into the debate over lobster fishing regulations Read the article,,,, Its deeper than that, Mr. Baker. Like every politician that finds themselves representing the industry, the esoteric nature of it represents a real challenge to grasp the intricacy’s of it. Coakley has been all in, Duval Patrick has not. You need a fishery advisor on staff to educate you, and your advisors. We have some recommendation’s. 10:48