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New York Times picks up the Maine Lobstermen’s Union story, but is it legit?

An existing group, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, earlier this year published an op-ed and created a short-lived Web site questioning the need for a union.“To me, it undermines the very strength of the industry,” said Patrice McCarron, the executive director of the association, which counts more than 1,000 lobstermen as members and has an additional 125 members from other parts of the industry. “To put lobstermen in the role of a laborer, rather than a business owner, I don’t think is a healthy way to characterize this fleet of lobstermen.” [email protected] 11:43

Industrialized…Fishing??? How about a Green Energy Industrial Assault?

I guess it’s OK to plant hundreds of 600′ tall (that’s equivalent to a 60 story building) wind towers on prime fishing grounds off of Delaware; but, according to this “Scraping the Seafloor Smooth” op-ed in the NY Times and posted on http://fisherynation.com/archives/1374   “heavy bottom trawling” is leveling off sea mounts and doing drastic damage to our ocean bottom http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/opinion/industrialized-fishing-scrapes-the-seafloor-smooth.html?_r=1

“Heavy trawling takes place all around the world, including off the coasts of the United States. In the scientists’ study area — the Mediterranean Sea near Spain   Read More

WASHINGTON -As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters that covers 96,430 acres approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bgwiiwiab&v=001Qll-Xe3DdxHqK5lM72iXgwxYClSTDUSBzbveiZFTiSwiGVm2WZQWqbhVVsFKOsW7poG992q9ow6_4JaEyxu-Q88tL-FAH3TqR-r62mC9dtcML3XW7OLlNwc8wpTtBq1T4LzZfIUcYFSdM_pGeTgZKZPmBtWPrxSY1h6VKvN_Y-OsTPwYIOKTqA%3D%3D


Scraping the Seafloor Smooth,impact of bottom trawling. The New York Times

Click the link in the article for a study conducted by somebody. A real sleeper. These people will not rest until fishermen are eradicated.

It is hard to grasp just how industrialized commercial fishing has become. You may know about the problems inherent in fish farming. You may have read some of the stunning accounts of work aboard the factory ships that catch, process and freeze fish. But there is no better way to grasp the scale of industrial fishing than to consider the impact of bottom trawling. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/opinion/industrialized-fishing-scrapes-the-seafloor-smooth.html?_r=1