Tag Archives: Penny Pritzker

Lu Dochtermann’s letter to James W.  Balsiger – You should read it.

lu-dockhtorman-croppedAlso addressed are Glenn G. Merrill — Sustainable Fisheries Administrator, and Penny Pritzker, Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce. He cover’s a lot of territory in the letter from by-catch, to catch shares. Dear Sirs: You are both aware of our vessels, F/V North Point and F/V Stormbird who fish BSAI & GOA halibut, crab, and tender salmon in Bristol Bay — and of my significant investment in vessels, pots, gear and quotas for those grounds. Likewise, that my investment is enormously impacted when unforgiving behavior in the trawl groundfish industrialized mega-sized effort strikes at the heart of the sustainability for other bottommost stocks. ,,, In perspective with the fact that “Greed is Good” is increasingly the main motivator in all aspects of economic societies, it is particularly seemly omnipotent in the globalized fishing business, where “bigger is always better” and “the little guy” is meant to be squeezed out as the ‘market liberalization’ theory’s resource corrupt room gets smaller. Read the letter, click here 16:18

Pacific Seafood Group sues National Marine Fisheries Service – calling fishery quota restrictions illegal

California-based groundfish catcher and processor Pacific Seafood has sued the US government seeking to overturn what they say are “illegal” regulations that threaten the company’s future. A company subsidiary, Pacific Choice Seafoods, which operates a processing plant as well as vessels that fish the Pacific Coast groundfish limited-entry trawl fishery, filed suit on Dec. 4 in a northern California federal court against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and its ultimate overseer, US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker. Read the article here 13:50

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the fiscal year 2015 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The FY15 budget request supports and builds on President Obama’s vision for creating economic opportunity for all Americans,, Read more here  commerce.gov  14:20

Senate confirms Penny Pritzker to head Commerce Department

 In a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed billionaire hotel and real-estate magnate Penny Pritzker Penny Pritzker to become the next commerce secretary . [email protected]

Pretty Penny Pritzker, Chicago billionaire, to face tough congressional questions in Commerce confirmation hearing

Her hearing will see her questioned not only about the economy and stubborn unemployment numbers – plus topics from Alaskan fisheries to overseas trade – but about potential mine fields. They include her off-shore investments, role at a failed suburban Chicago bank and tortured relations with labor, including at Hyatt. continued

A little bit about the gal overseeing our industry – she ain’t real people! Obama’s priorities are not what’s in the public interest.

AlterNet – Obama Embraces Plutocrats Again With His Billionaire Commerce Secretary Choice – May 6, 2013  President Obama has let the public down once again with his pick for Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the billionaire businesswoman who led the national 2008 fundraising effort that kept the Obama campaign’s hopes alive and catapulted him to the White House. continued