Arrogance is NOAA Fisheries “to border on recklessness, if not irresponsibility.” ending ten year SMAST/ Scallop Industry collaborative research.

Industry leaders are furious that this productive program has been hi jacked by NMFS, while the sallop set aside fund money will now be detoured to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and will now be conducting the survey utilizing the “Habcam”.

Ma State Rep. William Straus, D-Mattapoisett said.”Cutting SMAST out is a problem,”.

“SMAST is one of the few outside parties doing review that will keep the feds honest, so to speak,” he said.

No doubt the state rep has been watching the downward credibility spiral of NOAA/NMFS, and keeping them honest is not something that seems to be possible.

http://bore-head007.newsvine.com/_news/2012/08/31/13593636-arrogance-is-noaa-fisheries-to-border-on-recklessness-if-not-irresponsibility-ending-ten-year-smast-scallop-industry-collaborative-research

Sometimes the mask slips

When Jane Lubchenco was appointed as the head of NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in 2009, I believe that it enabled an important part of a decades long plan to transform America into just another member of the global community, from the inside. This has enabled these “Fabian Socialists” to accelerate the process of destroying the commercial fishing industry in the USA, to further their long-term vision of sustainable  international fisheries.

Dr. Lubchenco has demonstrated a total disinterest in the economic crisis that she has created in places like Gloucester Mass, and all along the coasts of New England and across this great country. She has gone to great lengths to completely avoid addressing the issues that are important to our fishermen.

In 2011, she declined to testify at a U.S. Senate subcommittee invitation in Boston called “How is NOAA managing funds to protect the domestic fishing industry”. Makes sense if you look at the facts (as we have), and find that she isn’t interested in protecting the domestic fishing industry at all. Dr. Lubchenco has always been looking at a bigger picture.

I’d like to highlight some recent comments that she made at a RFMO (Regional Fisheries Management Organizations) conference in Belgium on June 1st, 2012. This doesn’t happen often, as she tends to avoid the spotlight, but on this day it seems that her mask slipped. She made numerous comments that represent (what I believe to be) her true motivation for the decisions that she makes at NOAA.

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Tina Jackson AAFC Running for District 36 RI Seat

Small boat fisherman and advocate for the fishing industry, Tina Jackson President of American Alliance of Fishermen and their Communities, is running for election in Rhode Island as the District 36 State Representative seat.

She’ a tough, honest, strong willed woman that has been a staunch advocate for fishermen everywhere.

From her web site:

Presently, I am a small boat fisherman and advocate for the fishing industry.  My experience on fishing boats during the past several years has introduced me to the over-regulation of the industry at both the state and federal level.  To address these issues, I co-founded the American Alliance of Fishermen and their Communities (AAFC), which includes members from Maine to New Jersey.  In this capacity, I research issues affecting the industry in great detail and testified before both Congress and the R.I. General Assembly.  My principal goal is to maintain and strengthen the independent small business structure of the R.I. fishing fleet.  Many people may not realize the ripple effects, including the devastating job/revenue loss, caused by faulty science and government regulations on the vibrancy of our fishing communities.  I have fought hard to keep these jobs in the Ocean State.

The issues facing the fishing industry are no different from the various challenges facing Rhode Island small businesses and individuals.  To that end, I look forward to introducing myself to the voters of Block Island, Charlestown, South Kingstown, and Westerly.  I want to hear from you about your concerns for our district and the Ocean State.  I am eager to meet you and ask for your support in my effort to bring common sense, a fresh face and a new perspective to our General Assembly

http://www.tjacksonforrirep.com/

Fisherynation Editorial – Jane (eliminator) Lubchenco’s Consolidation Porn Production. Paid for with your fish.

So. I’m sittin’ here rackin’ my brain, just wondering, what beauracratic, moronic, opportunist would commission a group of dream team bean counters, with some financial hocus pocus wizards to invent a $180 million dollar loan package (that’s what it is) for a desperate, beleaguered, broken industry, and wondering what collateral is being used to support this Jane  (eliminator) Lubchenco, consolidation porn production?!!

My fish. Your fish. Our fish.

I mean, man. You know none of the politicians would come up with an idea like that?!

They BURN money. They don’t expect it to provide a return. They shovel it to get rid of problems. Shut people up. Closure.

Then they do it again for the next big thing!

But this. THIS is REALLY something!

A $180 Million dollar loan to buy up the rest of the guys that our politicians say they care about, the little guys, freeing up all kinds of fish to finance the thing.

$15 Million for at sea monitors that NOAA was looking at from their budget because it was a small boat breaker.

Paid for with our fish.

Slick little fix for Andy and his gig from Team Dismantle.
Good score, Drew!! aunty got yer back!

Paid for with our now more expensive fish.

$30 MILLION so the big boys can have more fish, plus $5 million for sector management that should after two years should be self sufficient by now, and will be seeing an exodus of the disenfranchised.

And a paltry $7.5 MILLION for collaborative and “traditional” research?

From what I’ve seen of “traditional” lately from Team Eliminator, “traditional” should continue to be funded from “traditional” sources. Like the NOAA budget, while this industry aligned with schools like SMAST and VIMS get us what we need. Real results, not that eco system crap Rusty does.

That “traditional” has been continuous trade offs, as was revealed at the yellow tail working group meeting. Enough trade offs.

I say $7.5 Million for collaborative research should come from the NOAA budget. Its time the people’s money was used properly.

This thing has a familiar odor.

ABOLISH CATCH SHARES NOW!