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Friday, March 4, 2011

Financing Fisheries Change or The Fleecing of America's Fishing Industry

This book may be of African waters but it helps in a model to pave the way towards our decline in the fisheries as we know it and hand it over to those only interested in a "New World Order" to where fishing is a major player because our fish can feed the world; but the local mom & pop shops are not part of the plan. 

What bothers me is the players in the game and too the players to which are suppose to be helping out the ones fighting this New Order in saving their businesses. One comes to mind that really bothers me, Dick Brameof CCA. 
Dick Brame is the Atlantic States Director for the Coastal Conservation Association’s Atlantic Marine Fisheries Committee and has worked with CCA for more than twenty years. Prior to working in his current position he served for ten years as the Executive Director of CCA’s North Carolina state chapter. He is a member of NOAA’s Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Operations Team and a liaison to the Registry Team, serves on the Advisory Panel to the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP), and is a member of the ACCSP
Recreational Technical Committee. He also serves on the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel. He is assigned to be a panelist for the up coming
Mid-Atlantic Catch Shares Workshop Panelist March 16-18, 2010, as the Atlantic States Fisheries Director, representing the Coastal Conservation Association. Kind of sharp on top of that fence is it not Dick? Now we know where the CCA stands in all of this muck & mire! Captain Len brought out a great article called 

 The David & Lucile Packard Foundation’s:

Financing Fisheries Change

A Enviro Primer On Owning Our Fish, Leasing Them Back, Maintaining Control, & Making a Fortune to Boot

By Capt. Len Belcaro


In a brazenly open move to attract investors to EDF’s catch share movement plans which will privatize our public marine resource, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, an anti-fishing environmental group, in conjunction with Jason Winship’s Sea Change Investment Fund, have released through Manta Consulting a 120 page document entitled “Financing Fisheries Change.” This document clearly explains the procedure to make huge investment dividends from our marine resources after the Environmental Defense Fund, through their shill EDF Jane at NOAA, forces catch shares on both the American recreational and commercial fishermen. Simply put, Financing Fisheries Change is a primer on how environmental groups can purchase, or provide funding to purchase Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) then lease them back to the American fisherman.  READ MORE