Tag Archives: Gloucester Mass.

Where’s the accountability from NOAA?, Sam Parisi, Gloucester, Mass

When I was growing up, my dad — a fishermen  — told me that, no matter what I do in life, I have to be accountable. What I cannot understand is how, after our fishermen have done everything to comply with NOAA restrictions over the last 20 years, NOAA scientists can say that our groundfish stocks are depleted, cod biomass at 3 percent. If the head of NOAA was the CEO of Wendy’s, he or she would be replaced. So why is it, year after year, those at NOAA still get paid every week, every year, regardless if they or their policies succeed? Read the rest here 08:20

Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

clip_image002_001In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J.,  Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat, packed into 28,008 one-pound cans. To Doyle, who has been an investigator for 27 years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization, the container held mysteries — and the potential for crimes. Read the rest here 20:56