Written by Jen Finn
Ed Markey, U.S. Rep. and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, is running pop-up ads all over YouTube, one of which tells us that "the special interests are attacking" the poor man.
I think I know at least one special interest that is not: the environmentalists who have infiltrated NOAA and taken over fisheries management, with disastrous results in the Northeast.
I say this because the primary architect of catch shares and sector management, Monica Medina, was one of the hosts of a Markey fundraiser in Washington scheduled to be held last evening.
Medina is a Pew Environmental Fund veteran and close colleague of Jane Lubchenco, the former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator who brought in Medina to force-feed catch shares on the Northeast.
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ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund has reached an agreement with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to help fund its fisheries research activities in Western Alaska this summer. The fund will provide up to $92,152 to support the operation of weirs on the Goodnews Bay and Kanektok rivers.
The U.S. Commerce Department announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NMFS to manage ocean fish stocks. The new and reappointed council members begin their three-year terms on Aug. 11.
Each year, the Secretary of Commerce appoints approximately one-third of the total 72 appointed members to the eight regional councils. The secretary selects members from nominations submitted by the governors of fishing states, territories and tribal governments.