Friday, May 18, 2012

NPFMC Will Cut Halibut Bycatch by 7.5%

At least according to M., who is purported to be a major player in all this fisheries intrigue.  M. says the compromises are already worked out and all that needs to happen is the public theatre and the official vote.  The idea is that nobody will be happy but the Council will be seen as having done their job on a difficult issue.

But this is a rather jaded and cynical view.  It is a view that helps convince the public not to engage.  It promotes the disenfranchisement of the public.  It is a poisonous perspective that harms democracy.  Or is it Realpolitiks?

You can prove M. wrong by moving the Governor's representative and the majority of the Council to vote for at least a 15% rollback and save our halibut.

It is the least you can do.


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