Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
They have a lot more time to sit around and write editorials, now that all their fish are gone.
Do just a little research for once Wes and you will see that the pick is no friend of the small fleet fishermen. Brian Rothschild was the best pick for commercial fishermen by an order of magnitude.Unfortunately,the Pew Foundation's lackey will be up in Alaska screwing up our fisheries for a few years, at least until the current anti-working class administration is thrown out
F'um, and feedum beans, I say.
If what has been going on in the GOA isn't anti working class, I'd like to know what the hell has been going on? Jump on the bandwagon without engaging your brain? Do you really think the NPFMC and Balsiger have been the friend of the working class fisherman? You better take another hit from the Palin pipe.
Wesley: Are you now employed by Trident Seafoods?Here is one of Schwaabs positions: Schwaab added that as long as processor quota shares remain a legal tool for regional fisheries councils to use, they will be considered when appropriate. In certain fisheries, a processor share guarantees processing companies a portion of the catch, forcing fishermen to deliver to them instead of the processor that pays the most.
You've obviously have met the new Sheriff, over at the Antitrust Division!Just another marine hose job!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010 WWW.JUSTICE.GOV AT(202) 514-2007TDD (202) 514-1888 ITALIAN SUBSIDIARY OF U.S.-BASED COMPANY AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY FOR PARTICIPATING IN INTERNATIONAL PRICE-FIXING CONSPIRACYCompany Agrees to Pay $2.29 Million Criminal FineWASHINGTON — An Italian subsidiary of a U.S.-based company has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $2.29 million criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices and allocate market shares of marine hose sold in the United States and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced today.A one-count felony charge was filed today in U.S. District Court in Houston, against Parker ITR S.r.l., a manufacturer of marine hose, headquartered in Veniano, Italy. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which is subject to court approval, Parker ITR has agreed to pay a criminal fine and to cooperate fully in the Department's ongoing antitrust investigation. Parker ITR is the fourth company to be charged in the investigation. To date, nine individuals have been convicted for their involvement in the marine hose conspiracy.Marine hose is a flexible rubber hose used to transfer oil between tankers and storage facilities. The victims of this conspiracy included companies involved in the off-shore extraction and/or transportation of petroleum products, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense. During the conspiracy, the cartel affected prices for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of marine hose and related products sold worldwide.
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