Saturday, January 16, 2021

Trump's boast

President Donald Trump recently vetoed S. 906, a bill that would have affected the California swordfish fishery and the Alaska halibut fishery.

Trump's veto message explains the action and also asserts:

My administration has done more for American fishermen than any president before me.

That's quite a statement considering the landmark actions of previous presidents. Some examples:

President Gerald Ford in 1976 signed what is today known as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

President Bill Clinton in 1996 signed the Sustainable Fisheries Act. And in 1998, he signed the American Fisheries Act into law.

President Ronald Reagan established the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone with a 1983 presidential proclamation.

Going farther back, President Andrew Johnson in 1867 signed the treaty for the purchase of Alaska, which has proven to be a pretty good place for fishing.


Anonymous said...

Trump regularly eats two McDonalds filet of fish sandwiches for dinner, maybe this is what he means by doing "more for American fishermen than any president before me".

Zachary Worrell said...

Under his leadership, you received direct STRP funding. This sets a precedent for subsidies that west coast fisheries have never seen. If this continues to be handled in the same fashion as big agriculture, we are going to be in great shape. There are some things I don't like about Donald, but you better believe I'm giving him the nod for this deposit into my checking account. It's a hell of a lot more consideration than I've ever received from these crooked bastards I sell my fish to.


Anonymous said...

My fishery (halibut) isn't covered by the seafood trade relief program.

Eligible species are Atka mackerel, Dungeness crab, King crab, Snow crab, Southern Tanner crab, Flounder, Geoduck, Goosefish, Herring, Lobster, Pacific Cod, Pacific Ocean, Perch, Pollock, Sablefish, Salmon, Sole, Squid, Tuna and Turbot.

A real leader doesn't play favorites, thanks for nothin' Trump!!!

Anonymous said...

What does it say about an industry if need government handouts to survive? Its obvious to anyone paying attention is that most of the fisheries are mismanaged on both the State and Federal level. We are simply taking far too many fish out of the ocean and engaging in fishing practices that are damaging to the ocean.

Anonymous said...

You really can't avoid slipping your butthurt into every aspect of life and business can you?

Anonymous said...

Go eat a Mcfillet 7:32