In Hot Water

So, let’s run a logical thought based on what our governments assumption is on fish stocks with what we know. NOAA says there is nothing wrong with the biomass of white hake, but they cannot find adolescent hake. Ask a lobsterman along the shoreline. They are seeing an abundance of juvenile hake and cod in their traps. Imagine lobstermen and inshore fishermen across a vast area all saying the same thing? NOAA says there’s nothing wrong with the biomass of haddock but same thing, they can’t find small fish.

But what do we know?! Their fall assessment only towed 40 nautical miles of bottom in a 36,000 square mile area in the Gulf of Maine. That is literally nothing to show any amount of data, and yet they claim it’s best available science. Millions of dollars have been spent to do little to no real bottom research that shows us a whole lot of nothing. Now they want an 80% reduction in allowable catch of haddock in the Gulf of Maine.

I believe the research is flawed but let’s just run with their screwy assessments for a hot minute. We know there’s research saying water temperatures are rising which is changing migration of fish species. Ok so the water warms up, the fish move to cooler water temperatures.

There is research that’s already been conducted on haddock out of Europe saying the magnetic pulse from the offshore wind farm power cables have a 60% mortality rate on juvenile fish. That’s a fact. That research has been conducted. So, let’s plug that in with what we know. The NOAA claim of no juvenile haddock are to be found here, as the foreign wind farm conglomerates want to run power cables along the bottom where these fish stocks migrate, killing off 60% of the biomass of juvenile haddock that NOAA felt needed an 80% reduction on because they couldn’t find small fish! That makes no sense at all.

NOAA will not allow these fish to be harvested because they can’t find small juvenile haddock but will allow the placement of cables that will kill them off by 60%. So how does that fit in the rebuilding of the stock? It doesn’t rebuild the stock. Water temperatures rising means the fish will migrate to cooler water but placing these cables won’t allow these fish to migrate they’ll just stay and die off through disrupting there built in migration compass.

So, an 80% reduction in haddock because of no juvenile fish but 60% mortality rate for power cables which will kill juvenile fish which is proven detrimental to the species seems acceptable. Where does this make any sense? Answer is that it doesn’t, it’s manipulation to push an agenda. Right there using their assessments with real research already proven on juvenile haddock shows a huge conflict of interest. This will disrupt migration and breeding grounds to our natural resource for sustainable food to our nation and its people.

90% of seafood in the United States comes from other nations, which funny because we have strict fishing laws here and 2 oceans on either side of our country and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, but we ship 90% of our seafood from other unregulated and overfished countries, but not our own.

This manipulation has been taking place and the narratives being pushed onto our nation’s fishermen is a great injustice for all the care and stringent regulations placed upon our blue-collar working-class fishermen. Like I said if I agreed on their assessments which I don’t, placing these cables would kill off our nations natural sustainable resource. This cannot be allowed.

I urge you to use your common sense in this matter and help against these false narratives being pushed by big money wind energy who’s corrupted our governments agencies and manipulated the narrative to push wind energy upon our seas. Which will have real detrimental impacts for our nation and generations to come. Our own White House press conferences talk of food shortages, and they think destroying a natural sustainable food for big money wind energy is the way. You can’t eat electricity folks.

The economy along the New England seaboard is suffering from these false assessments and regulations being pushed from manipulated data and its corruption to the working-class men and women who harvest our ocean. How does one pay for wind energy when we have no income or jobs? How does one eat with no income or a food resource? Answer again is you don’t. Whether you’re a commercial fisherman or a land lover, our ocean is under attack from money that does not know it’s true impact, other than to create more money for the shareholders.

In the meantime, while the people of this country suffer its impacts from loss of food resources, and it will lose a heritage and a way of life for hundreds of thousands along our seaboards, it’s bad business all around. I hope you pay close attention to this. This is not just the ramblings of a commercial fishermen trying to save his way of life. To hell with my job, I say.

They will kill the ocean and that’s not worth any job. Admirable as it sounds to stop the rising temperatures but detrimental to the people and the resources our people need and a way of life and its infrastructure which provides jobs and community across all the seaboards.

As always, many blessings to you all. FISH ON MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Jerry Leeman