Monday, April 18, 2011
Dr. Jane's Slips Up; “Catch Shares Voluntary!”
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NOAA Chief Dr. Jane Lubchenco said and she went out of her way to emphasize, that “catch shares are a voluntary choice, made by regional councils that include members from the industry.” According to a “Story from World Fishing Today,” where Dr. Jane stated that 1/5th of her $5.5 billion NOAA budget goes towards the fisheries. New additions, riders, were attached to the bipartisan bill, launched initially by Congressman Walter Jones, that would allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue spending on the controversial fishery subjects. These new earmarks were added by the the House and Senate Appropriations committees. The Catch Shares budget, 36 million dollars, was shut down, as of recent but it is a small fraction to the amount NOAA is planning on futures of this fishing game as NOAA is on dead reckoning towards commodities, the fish market, coupled with private foundations in buying, selling, leasing and trading "shares" of allocated catch limits (ACL) among themselves, corporations and outside investors. Smells to me of inside trading to me, but then what does this poor angler know? Thank God for Jim Donafrio, The RFA, the FRA, Dennis O'Hern,Gary Poyssick, The Online Fisherman, the comments to threads on The Online Fisherman, Florida Sportsman, 2 Cool Fishing, the Hull Truth, Congressman Walter Jones, countless others and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, who stated, what is echoed everywhere, on Council meeting and Catch Shares, “that it has never been VOLUNTARILY, nor ever suggested.” I do not believe the courts even know it is a voluntary program and the onslaught of commodities being bought, sold, leased and traded on an inside market, to a privileged few. They do now!
Fl. In-Kind by Gary A Anderson for Gary A. Anderson's US Senate Exploratory Committee Fl.