Skip to comments.New England fishermen say new regs mean ruin
Posted on 01/30/2013 11:29:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
Minutes after New England fishery managers took a vote that cast doubt on the historic industrys future, the prospects most clear to Gloucester fishermen Paul Vitale were his own.
Im bankrupt. Thats it, said the 40-year-old father of three. Im all done. The boats going up for sale.
The New England Fishery Management Council on Wednesday approved a year-to-year cut of 77 percent on the Gulf of Maine cod limit and 61 percent for Georges Bank cod. The cuts come on top of a slew of other reductions, ranging from 10 to 71 percent, on the catch of other bottom-dwelling groundfish species, such as haddock and flounder.
Fishermen say now theyre staring at industry collapse because theyve been left with far too few fish for most boats to make a living.
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The government controls fuel, food, healthcare, communications and now they want your guns. See a pattern?
“I’ve done everything they told me to do, and all of the sudden I come up here to a meeting today, and they’re going to send me in a coffin out of this place,” said New Bedford fisherman Carlos Rafael”
You don’t understand, Carlos, this benefits the “collective” in modern progressive parlance.
The same assholes that are bringing us global warming.
Hate to say it but they probably voted dem.
Who do you typically vote for Paul? Democrats maybe? along with the rest of your New England buddies. Maybe, in retrospect, that wasn’t such a good idea, huh? Pretty sure we warned you about voting for Democrats.
Guess they shouldn’t have voted liberal Democrat.
Oh well - they pay their taxes. Their government is broke. :)
If they are registered Democrats the deserve what they get!
Still, the democrats, mainstream media, unions are going to make it work here.
Yet they most likely voted for Democrats.
While I feel for anyone getting squeezed by the government, I must admit I no longer feel bad for those who voted democrat. Damn fools voted for their own demise.
The same thing has already happened to their neighbors to the north. Canadian authorities shut down the fishing industry in Newfoundland, which had supported the locals for generations, due in part to foreign factory ships looting the fishing grounds. As these local songs tell:
Where Did The Fisherman Go?
She’s gone boys, She’s gone
Will they lie there ever more?
Liberal bottom dwellers are just protecting their aquatic cousins.
“Hate to say it but they probably voted dem.”
You beat me to it, but I was going to say that they voted for Obozo.
It will not take much longer for the real Americans to realize how stupid they are.....voting for an end to America.
Buy local, grow your own, and try to unplug from the industrial food grid.
If our Coast Guard can't do it, it sounds to me like the sensible thing to do would be to hire and equip. the fishermen to protect their fishing grounds. Oh, wait. I forgot. That would be asking the gov't to do something sensible.
The Michigan pig conspiracy is actually only an attempt to keep siberian boars out of the state. If they get out into the wild they will quickly destroy the forests. Some of us are hunters/fishers here and we don’t like invasive species ruining things.
The fishing limits is to protect the cod from being fished out and completely destroying that industry.
Regulations are like cash in the bank for our ‘public servants’... Each side comes hat in hand begging for fairness - well hat in one hand - and cash in the other.
Our politicians shame the nation.
And what has come to us, will come to all you landlubing FRs sooner rather that later. Yes sure you say, we aren't fishermen, loggers, miners, or farmers so we are immune.
Get in line behind all those others who previously claimed immunity ...
After reading the article it’s not clear to me whether the fish are there or not. If they’re not then something has to be done to turn that around. Blue crabs in the Cheseapeake is a great example. It took Virginia forever to finally stop allowing watermen to dredge the females loaded with eggs out of the mud in the winter time. Now the population seems to be growing again.
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