Wall St. wants to manipulate stocks of fish claiming this will help our fish stocks. No one should own our public resource (fish).
Our government wants to privatize and parcel off our oceans.
Our oceans are in peril, but US fishermen are not all the blame. Since the
MSA(Magnuson-Stevens Act) in 1976, we abode by NMFS' (National Marine
Fisheries Service)draconian rules.
The "fishcrats" subsidized our fleet to mimic the foreign fleet that
devastated our waters. The environmentalists entered the scene to point
out this folly. The painful consolidation began, regulations kept a tight
The fishermen remaining have held on for better days. Now the fish are
back and the "fishcrats" have changed their course;"Catch Shares" is the
new panacea. Ownership of fish will now be gifted. The lucky few can rent
or sell their forever-fish-shares. The rest become jobless or ocean
They gave it a trendy name "Catch Shares". Wall St. may trade shares of
fish stocks, fishermen will incur debt,and the consumer will pay more.
There are few winners and many losers in this fraudulent scheme.
The career-environmentalists are paid to support the theft of public
resources (fish). Why are they not fighting the toxic chemicals,
pesticides and drugs going into our waters? Instead, they "scapegoat"
fishermen. Following the money leads you to the polluters who are buying
favor with the faux-environmentalists.
Our government is orchestrating an Ocean Zoning plan:
Expensive, offshore, inefficient windmills that rely on tax subsidies.
Factory fish farming that may compromise ecosystems and wild stocks.
Marine Reserves denying fishermen,indigenous people and jetskis.
Drilling & mining OK but fishing not.
Fishermen must first pay rent to fish (Catch & Trade-Fraud).
This parceling up of our waters benefits the corporations, investors and
bankers;all at the expense of the citizens. If these government policies
go unchallenged-in essence taxpayers are subsidizing the theft of
America's resources and jobs.
Stop the needless demise of the family fisherman. We have fed the world
for 400 years-Wall St profits on starvation. Who will be better stewards?
Please remind your politicians- they need to get their heads out of the
corporate-pig feed trough. America is starting to wake up, it's time they
Demand the politicians refuse to give away the public's resources (fish).
ABOLISH CATCH SHARES! Make NMFS/NOAA accountable for fishery management
Oceans are not for sale! Fish should not be owned.
Fishing Families Support Occupy Wall St.
Mary Beth de Poutiloff
http://www.truth-out.org/best-among-us/1317389455 Are you a rebel or slave?