Keep Fishermen Fishing-Fix Magnuson Now!! Selling the Seas Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of Washington, Myriad regulations are strangling US fishermen. As a fisherwoman with a son, I support conservation efforts. However, it is apparent that the regulators care not about saving the seas for our children, but seem intent on eliminating fishermen,creating debt slaves and profiting. Catch Share fisheries gift future-fish-forever to a minority, while the majority needs capitol to rent or buy the fish shares. The expensive monitoring necessary are to be picked up by the taxpayer first, the fishermen later. It will then be passed on to the consumer. Recently, the World Bank, ENGO’s, NOAA head-Jane Lubchenco, and investors- gathered in Singapore for a World Ocean’s Summit. This meeting of elites was sponsored by the “Economist” magazine and funded by foundations. Noticeably absent were scientists and fishermen. Saving the seas for the bankers and investors to pillage-is sacrilege. Jane Lubchenco and her cronies at EDF wish to implement Catch & Trade programs for our US fisheries. The jobs they are killing are monumental. Every job on the water supports 6.6 jobs on land (Univ of ME). The real threats to our oceans are: Corporatization/Privatization, pollution, more MLPA’s prohibiting fishing but not drilling, windmills in our oceans instead of on remote lands, fish stock trading, and factory aquaculture The eradication of fishermen: Marginalization, Consolidation, Criminalization and now Financialization. We are the stewards of the sea. Why do paid-environmentalists carry more weight than the stakeholders? Why is Jane Lubchenco, promoting pay to fish solutions? We need an investigation in NOAA/NMFS and the Councils: Mismanagement, Skewed Science, Misconstruing MSA Standards, Conflict of Interest and Corruption. Fishermen cries have gone unheeded; NMFS destroying fishermen and their communities since 1976. We now have the motive-we stand in the way of the global bankers, investors, corporations, compensated -environmentalists and government agencies. Creating a crisis and offering the solution. Bankers and investors benefit at the costs to the rest-Disaster Capitalism. INVESTIGATE NOAA/NMFS and the Councils!! Hold them accountable!! Don’t let the bankers burst an ocean bubble. The coming social and economic impact tsunami can sink us all. They ruined the housing real estate markets. Now, they’re eying water real estate. Oceans should not be for sale. Why can’t children grow up to be fishermen? STOP: BLEEDING FISHERMEN TO FEED BANKERS by Selling the Oceans!! Abolish Catch & Trade-Share the Catch!! Fix Magnuson Now-Keep Fishermen Fishing!! I recently came across this quote patterned after the give a man a fish saying: “Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world”. END THE FED.
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