The fishermen’s flotilla: Showdown at Martha’s Vineyard

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    Continuing my coverage of the revolt against the White House ocean grab, here’s the latest on today’s fishermen’s protest flotilla gathering at Martha’s Vineyard while President Obama plays Scrabble and golf with his Chicago cronies.

    Takeaway quote from this local news report from one of the fishermen outraged at the administration’s junk science-based catch limits: “All these politicians scream about is jobs, jobs, jobs. Why are they putting out of business?”




    Michelle Malkin The fishermen’s flotilla: Showdown at Martha’s Vineyard









    It's all about JOBS JOBS JOBS.
     
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    Threats to Our Ocean Fisheries - Overfishing, Bycatch and Marine Habitat Loss - by the National Coalition for Marine Conservation

    For decades now we’ve been taking fish from the sea much faster than it can replace them, with dire consequences. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service (aka NOAA Fisheries), 90 fish species found off the shores of the U.S. have been depleted. Many are in danger of being wiped out. Fish and shellfish at risk include bluefin tuna, cod, flounder, swordfish, blue marlin, Atlantic lobster, red snapper, salmon and a number of sharks, to name just a few from a long list that grows longer every year.

    The fishermen are figuring it out; the fish can't.

    Catch Down, Revenues Up For Northeast Fishermen - CBS News
     

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