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Since the implementation of the Walker-Zales Act (WZA) for over 20 years now the CFH has been slowing progressing toward a derby fishery. But it?s not just been focused on the just CFH is been implemented to the private angler and even tried on the commercial fishermen as well.

 

These two have pushed the WZA (twin screw management act) on the CFH, private angler and commercial fisheries for many years. Constituents are saying ?its time to stop this horrendous WZA approach to fishery management?.

 

Since Walker was not re-elected to the council the WZA (twin screw management act) has lost almost all of its support. The few weak reaming puppets are holding on with the wizard hoping to keep him his job as the supreme genocide fishery management lord.

 

Zales has worked hard at keeping his job as the self-appointed wizard and spokesman for many years. Reports have it that recently the twin screw management team has ended their long time friendship. It appears now that with only one screw operating he will continue rounding up in circles. Status Quo!

 

Sources recently at a CCA meeting over heard the wizard saying ?Hey if you can?t screw a friend who can you screw? and then he started to violently lol. CCA spokesman and good friend of the wizard were questioned by the media on his comments. He was quoted as saying ?I have no comment and I need to get back on my computer?, ?Mostly child?s play?.

 

The NMFS is now taking action and has decided to move forward with more sustainable fishery management plans. Catch share management plans have been proven very successful in the Gulf of Mexico commercial red snapper fishery and should be considered in other management plans.

 

Reef species swimming all along the Gulf are excited and thankful that the twin screw management plan is being dissolved. Although recently at a news conference the wizard said ?those fish are not safe as they think!?  ?I?m currently working hard with the pathetic few left listening to my BS for so many years. ?Hopefully I can come up with a least one more model to help continue the derby fishery that I?ve worked so hard to develop?.

 

Local fishermen are disgusted and have finally after twenty years of atrocity decided its time for sector separation. Local fish named Mr. squeaky said ?It time to grease them wheels and let the new too balanced council (quoted by Bob Shipp) know that we don?t support this derby fishery anymore?.

 

Many dependent fishing businesses nationwide have been asking congress to declare the ending date of the WZA as a Natural Resource Holiday. Hopefully soon the fishermen can fish in piece.
 

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To the bottom, </DIV></DIV>understand that "THE NEW MANAGEMENT PLAN"you are backing is the Save our Selves (SOS) Charter Boat group pushing for sector seperation , with the charter boat operators receivingapproximately 60% of the share of the recreational red snapper total allowable catchleavingprivate boat owners the remaining 40%.</DIV></DIV>Personally, likethe Health Care plan being debated in ourCongress</DIV>today, I wish you would post the SOS plan details and how private boat owners would be affected for all to see and understand.</DIV></DIV>Also athere are other factors at play on the national level with respect to SOS and catch shares that you may want to consider.</DIV></DIV>Congressional panel wades into 'catch share' debate
By Patrick Anderson
Staff Writer



A congressional subcommittee has called for the first public airing before federal lawmakers of the Obama administration's nationwide push for the kind of "catch share" fisheries management that's due for a May 1 launch in New England.
The hearing next Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, will feature at least two West Coast groups that have been critical of the push for catch shares, the Times has confirmed.
Representing the administration will be new National Marine Fisheries Service head Eric Schwaab.
The oversight hearing will be the third in the last two weeks on fisheries issues, and it comes as scrutiny of catch shares remains high in the wake of the "United We Fish" rally in Washington last month.
But it will be the first time that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's plan to advance catch shares systems ? which essentially convert allocations of wild fish stocks into private assets and divide them among stakeholders ? will be aired before Congress.
Unlike recent congressional reviews of fisheries issues ? like last week's oversight hearing at Gloucester City Hall, which focused on NOAA enforcement wrongdoing as outlined in a Department of Commerce Inspector General's report ? Tuesday's gathering will have a West Coast feel.
In addition to Schwaab, the Times has confirmed that Ed Backus of the Portland, Ore., environmental group Ecotrust will testify. Among environmental groups, Ecotrust has been one of the most skeptical voices on the nationwide move for catch shares.
Yesterday, Backus said he planned to tell lawmakers that Congress should establish new standards and safeguards ? such as community permit banking ? to prevent catch shares from resulting in wholesale consolidation of fisheries and loss of fishing communities.
Backus called the approval of catch share systems through regional councils "politically capricious for implementing market design."
As fishermen in Gloucester and around New England brace for a switch in May to a sector system based on catch share principals, anxiety in the Pacific Northwest is rising as groundfish fisheries there are moving toward a catch share system next year.
Concerns about that program among Oregon fishermen will bring Leesa Cobb of the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, a cooperative in southwest Oregon, to testify at the Catch Share hearing.
"The economic analysis shows ports that would be winners and losers and the main thing would be the ability to land fish." Cobb said by phone yesterday. "Possibly there could be a catch share program that works, but I couldn't describe it for you."
The final witness list for the hearing has not been set, but so far no other fishing industry witnesses have been identified. </DIV>
 

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I'm sure this fine new member knows full well the ins and outs of the management policy games. Sounds like one of the SOS backers has some free time on their hands -- since nobody's fishing -- and wants to waste it here.
 

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wow!

11 visits to PFF, and on your first post EVER, you come along and spew some crap like that?!?!?!

Somebody pass the internet Febreeze. I smell a TROLL!!!!:sick
 
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