Friday, October 12, 2012

New Observer Program is DOA


  1. Coverage is halved.

  2. Costs are doubled.

  3. 75% the cost is borne by halibut fishermen.

  4. Dirty draggers get further room to game.

  5. NMFS refuses to address real issues.

  6. East Coasters selected to be observers.

  7. What else do you need to know?

More details and explanations later.  But in general a complete failure.

Keep yer head down and yer flippers wet.


Anonymous said...

Town hall meetings Martin assured us this new program would fill in gaps in data, and would raise the quality of data with emphasis on bycatch. Further he stated that vessels with high bycatch rates would be scrutinized more heavily than others. All bullshit...the trawlers continue to have way to much influence in this new program and Martin seems to be just another good ole boy with no cajoles. We need those fu&$?#g cameras so we may rule out the biased human element which taints this new observer plan.

Wiglaf said...

Leave it to the National Trawl Fisheries Service. They'll take care of you.