Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bering Sea Video

When truth is of benefit to you, it seems self evident; but when truth requires your sacrifice, you resist believing it. But it is still the truth.
The Gulf of Alaska has similar management concerns. But lousy observer coverage of trawlers makes them especially dire.

Keep yer flipper's wet.


Anonymous said...

One time I put senator mark begich on the spot in kodiak at the kodiak inn. I asked him if he knew that trawlers wer catching 300,000 pounds of pollock or arrow tooth everyday an then taking their observers to different spots and gaming the coverage. He said that he had heard about by catch problems but he was told it was mainly a problem in the crab fishery not the trawl fisheries. What a fucking idiot.

Wiglaf said...

I have had a similar experience. Those people are so out of touch. Their aides pass on the information. So if the aides don't get it, it gets lost. The key is a most simple, catchy message, repeated often. Convenient, catchy, and constant. Then, if you are lucky, it becomes truth.

Anonymous said...

I don't think they care honestly. They don't know why the halibut are disappearing but they will campaign that they support healthy fishing communities.