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Federal regulations are sinking New Hampshire’s historic fishing industry

On New Hampshire’s Seacoast, Granite State fishermen tell the tale of an out-of-control federal agency more dangerous than any sea monster. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration severely limits their catch of ground fish, flounder and cod that dwell in the Gulf of Maine. International competitors face fewer rules and supply most U.S. seafood. Dave Goethel of the Yankee Fishermen’s Cooperative in Seabrook estimates that NOAA, which manages U.S. fisheries and the president’s climate change agenda, has reduced his catch by 95 percent. Read the rest here 09:40

Don Cuddy – Fishermen fight back against government overreach

dave goethelI attended the hearing with John Haran of Dartmouth, manager of Northeast Fisheries Sector XIII which includes 32 fishermen. Sector XIII is a plaintiff in the case along with New Hampshire commercial fisherman Dave Goethel. The all-day hearing concluded without a ruling. Federal District Judge Joseph Laplante will issue a decision in his own time after deliberating on a legal case with potential ramifications not only for the fishing industry but with respect to any government agency’s attempt to increase its own power. Steve Schwartz, an attorney with Cause of Action, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on government overreach, represents the fishermen. He told the court that the scope of an agency’s power is determined exclusively by Congress and that NOAA lacks the statutory authority to require fishermen to pay for monitors. Read the op-ed here by Don Cuddy 07:33

Live update – Groundfish Webinar – Dave Goethel Sensored? – UPDATED

WTF? Dave is tearing it up with real truth, and they pull the plug? STANDING BY. DON”T KNOW WHY!

I missed a big chunk of Dave’s presentation, but what I did hear makes me want to hear more. There were a lot of very smart people there today. The breaks in the webinar seemed to happen at the wrong times!

There was a lot of passion in that meeting today, and I can foresee some progress of including fishermen in the process of stock assessments. John Bullard continues to intrigue.