Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
the cod fishery on the grand banks was killed off in much the same way we are going with these fisheries in the alaska,why don't we learn from our past mistakes?I bet the overall size of all the fish these draggers and trawlers are targeting is dropping year after year!just like the herring roe fishery,theres no market in japan but lets fish them anyway lets kill off the fish just because there is so much money invested in my gear and vessel to get here!it just don't make sense other then pure greed and political corruption at all levels.
And will George Stellar's Sea Lion's still be hungry?1,200,000 tons for imitation crab, matching imitation science, imitation economics, imitation fishermen, and the biggest imitation of them all, the pirates from any political science major.TITLE 18 § 1661. ROBBERY ASHOREWhoever, being engaged in any piratical cruise or enterprise, or being of the crew of any piratical vessel, lands from such vessel and commits robbery on shore, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.
Hey Wesley, Can you get the quota numbers for the Gulf of Alaska? Or post a link?
"Treat the Earth well....It was NOT GIVEN TO YOU by your parents...It was LOANED to you by your children....We DO NOT INHERIT the Earth from our Ancestors...We Borrow it from our Children."
Ezekial 34: 2-4...Son of Man, prophesy against the shepards of Israel; prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the LORD says: Woe to the shepards of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepards take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals,but you do not take care of the flock! You have not strengthened the weak, or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and Brutally!
Isaiah 24:4-6..."The Earth dries up and withers, the World languishes and withers, the exalted of the Earth languish. The Earth is defiled by it's people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the Earth; it's people must bear their guilt! Therefore Earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left!
Jeremiah 2:7...I brought you into a fertile land to eat it's fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable!
Revelation 11:18...The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverance your name, both small and great- and for destroying those who destoy the Earth!
Chinook salmon to coastal villages -- down 80%
Religion: Crutch of the weak and mindless.
Facts: Ignored by millions.
religion,,,another form of insanity.
I think the rants must've been done by a fisherman's worst nightmare: A religous freak zealot observer....
Just go with the flow an stop fighting mother nature
It is quite simple really, most of the members of the "council" are in the pocket of "American" Seafoods in one way or another. These factory trawlers and the native corporations that are invested in them are up to the rails in debt, having bought into this ponzi scheme that somehow the resource that floats them will never wain..They are scared, they have to have big numbers or they will fail. And we all know that big corporations are immune from that in this country. This is what you get when you award a resource that is suppose to belong to everyone to individuals... they will destroy it for everyone.I can guarantee you that none of the people that are in support of this high quota are actually getting there feet wet.
Okay, some truth to that.
Maybe this is the first obvious case of what they call in New Zealand, "shelving". To keep all the bankers and investors calm, they keep the allowable catch high but everyone agrees, off record, not to harvest the full amount.
I think "quite simple" got it right. You have these fishing companies that were gifted billions of dollars of quota equity and through greed they were still able to screw it up. They will always want, and push for more and more quota regardless of what is practical and fair to the fish and the fisherman. When this fishery collapses they will walk away, pockets lined and leave the tax payers to bail out the native corporations that invested so heavily under the assumption that this resource could never fail.
The truth sure does hurt.....
Bloggers, what "native corporations" are you talking about that are involved in the Bering Sea fisheries?????? CDQs? They are not "native corporations" - they were modeled after the Native Land Claims Corporations and because the general public did not understand the program, the CDQs were pretty much taken over by crooked natives and their carpetbagger advisors. The end result is that the Peoples Resource is controlled by a handful of men whose constituents are being manipulated because they are ignorant, illiterate and prone to be racially biased. Racial Discrimination, Hoarding, Unfair and Unjust Attacks against those who do not go With The Flow and all this on Public Monies! CDQ - 20 year Review - 2012. It's going to be a bogus review because the CDQs get to REVIEW themselves.
^^^native corps, CDQ organizations, you can't expect the average idiot fisherman to know the difference, can you? Don't set the bar so high^^^
Maybe it would be a good idea for some people to see where a huge percentage of boat ownership has shifted in the last few years, this information is available. Many of the Bering Sea Villages have invested heavily in fishing boats. This has nothing to do with CDQ quota.I agree with what you are saying about CDQ's but it does not apply to the previous statements. What is relevant is that many boats have been sold or partially sold to villages, the exorbitant prices that have been paid for these vessels is based upon quota of fish and crab, not the vessel itself. What is unfortunate is that if that quota is reduced drastically, many villages will be stuck making payments on vessel that will not be turning enough profit to pay for itself. The flaws are many in this system. The former owners of this vessels walk away with millions of dollars of profit from there aging vessels and the villages get stuck holding the note if the fishery collapses or suffers a major downturn.Yet another flaw it the rationalization of Bering Sea fisheries.
Which boats have been sold to villages?I think you are confusing the CDQ groups with the villages.CDQ groups are privately owned nonprofit corporations that have shell gamed their ownership of the fishing vessels into privately owned for-profit corporations.
It would be easier to list the boats that do not have village ownership these days.....Nothing to do with CDQ, except maybe the use of funds from CDQ profits to make the purchase.
For the record, the CDQs are not "privately owned non-profit corporations" because the monies are coming from the Pollock Fishery into the Federal Fund system then back out into the Western Alaska Coastal Area. Peoples Monies competing against private citizens in all sectors of the fishing industry in Alaska.
For the record, all 6 of the CDQ groups are registered as nonprofit corporations in the State of Alaska.Five of them are 501(c)(4) tax exempt social welfare organizations and one of them, APICDA, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.None of the money from CDQs goes to the "Federal Fund system then back into the Western Alaska Coastal Area."The only thing you got right was that the people's money is being used for unfair competetition against private citizens and that needs to be stopped.
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