A Fish Story

This documentary follows the plight of 2 commercial fishing families as they cope with falling fish stocks and increasing government regulation. This is a foundational expose of a relationship between enviro- opportunists and a certain type of fisherman. I will link this interesting and timely piece written by our own Dick Grachek, “CLF and CLF Ventures: or we get rich by litigating the hostile takeover and trading away of public resources for corporate exploitation while claiming to save the planet.” read the article  and the video,  A Fish Story

This is also quite a read! Like I said. Timely!

From the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal – Cost/benefit of litigation in fishery management, Vol 7-1, 2001
http://mainelaw.maine.edu/academics/oclj/pdf/vol07_1/vol7_oclj_21.pdf
Ten Years After The Fall: Litigation And Groundfish Recovery In New England
Peter Shelley, Esq., Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation

One Response to A Fish Story

  1. - Moderator says:

    The second aspect of litigation in this area – and Susan mentioned it – is: fishermen take everything very personally. This is not like the steel industry or some other mature industry. Fisheries management is very personal. And it’s personal to the scientists in the agency as well. Again going back to that developmental theory I have – it’s like dealing with an adolescent. You’re trying to tell them that they can’t do something and they take it all personally. You’re trying to produce a better adult but everything you say to them is a personal crisis. Lack of sophistication and reaction to challenges makes fisheries groups and NMFS very challenging to work with.
    Peter Shelley Esq.

    This attitude should be remembered whenever the eco psyche theorist is speaking.
    Ironically, that same smarmy attitude is displayed in this article, What’s Behind Spike in Gulf Coast Dolphin Attacks? psst,,, they say it’s you fishermen. The psychologist’s weigh in. http://fisherynation.com/archives/6501#more-6501

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