Friday, October 29, 2010

Enemies of the GOA Resources

To the left are Tanner crab caught in a Kodiak dragnet. This kind of resource waste gets a blind eye from the names listed below. Read it and weep.

I better get this out there while I have an audience. As much as I hate to say so, the voting block on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council that regularly opposes any conservation interest are the representatives:

  • John Henderschedt (representing processors),

  • Bill Tweit, (representing WDFW, but really Washington trawler/processor interests), and

  • Roy Hyder (representing ODFW, but really Oregon trawler/processor interests). Come on folks, follow the money!

  • Ed Dersham, an Alaskan sportfish seat, regularly votes against conservation if he thinks it might hurt any commercial interests. Sad case. A bitter short timer.

If you want to influence the Council, hammer these fellows, since they regularly vote for profits, against reason, and damn your grandkids anyway, for the big money.

Keep yer flippers wet.


Anonymous said...

Right on target with these 4 poison pills..all beholden to their masters(trawl interests)

Anonymous said...

Seems like you'd think representatives for Oregon and Washington from their Fish and Game would care about fish and game, but really what the hell are they doing on the NPFMC anyway but looking out for those states' interests...bread and butter for Washington and Oregon. Screw Alaska small communities and their rag tag fishermen, bring the money home to Seattel and Newport baby!

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Anonymous said...

Dersham who is no longer an AK resident nor a charter & lodge operator. He lives in AZ!