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Posted on July 10 at 9:58 p.m.
On June 19, the U.S. Regional Fishery Management Councils’ Coordination Committee publicly demanded Oceana retract the bycatch report, claiming it contained “a variety of substantial errors, omissions, and organizational approaches” that “may seriously miscommunicate bycatch information.” The committee said that while no laws require Oceana’s reports be peer reviewed, the organization should consider adopting “a standardized peer-review process to ensure that reports like this accurately and objectively represent the best available science.”
Oceana and other engos should be held accountable for misrepresenting data to the general public.
The fishing community has had to endure plenty of this sort of misrepresentation of data thanks to a host of grant funding from anti fishing sources (PEW, Packard, Tides, list goes on…).
There is nothing wrong with good, honest environmentalism when it is based on facts and good science, and I support that. Water quality and sustainable fisheries are important issues. Unfortunately, most of the current marine ENGOs are funded organizations promoting agenda driven science, which in my opinion, is not science. I am wholeheartedly against seafood fraud. I would gladly support OCEANA and Padilla's Bills if they included a clause that any engo caught misrepresenting data(by catch, overfishing, etc.), would be required by law to forfeit all grant funding for that fiscal year to a sustainable fisheries fund(NOT SustainableFisherieriesGroup), to be utilized in whatever region they were referring to. If OCEANA really wanted to help the fishing community…..Ha!
Charlie Graham, aka Corruptenviros...
On The Bait and Switch of Seafood Fraud
Posted on August 15 at 9:40 p.m.
Like I've said in the past, there's nothing wrong with Real enviros doing good science. I hate corrupt enviros doing agenda driven science, manipulating data to ensure their funding source doesn't dry up. You know who you are. Charlie Graham, aka corruptenviros.
On The Current Crisis
Posted on August 15 at 1:16 p.m.
Nothing wrong with REAL enviros doing GOOD science. I hate corrupt enviros doing agenda driven science, manipulating data to ensure their funding source doesn't dry up. You know who you are, and you know you're corrupt. Charlie Graham, aka corruptenviros.
On Otter Ho!
Posted on August 12 at 12:39 p.m.
Being a surfer and having lived in Goleta many years, I have found myself looking at surfing pictures of Goleta and other places on the net. Not long ago I landed on this sight which has many beautiful photographs:http://www.calliebowdish.com/Holliste... It reminded me of a trip to Santa Cruz Island I made with Channelkeeper when I use to do some volunteer work for them(before they turned hostile on fishermen). That "research" trip happened to coincide with a nice south swell, we got some great waves but I don't recall any research that day, I'm sure Channelkeeper donors wouldn't have minded. Another "volunteer" on that "research" trip let on that he works for USGS and does the annual sea otter count, which is always timed with a nice swell. How convenient. Maybe more sea otters would be counted if the annual sea otter count were timed when there is no swell. Maybe the surfvey method would then be more accurate if the surfveyors had no incentive to get the job done quickly so they can beat the crowd. Marine "science" today...
Posted on June 21 at 8:41 p.m.
It's too bad MLPA has been gutted of any real protection for our marine environment. Instead we get Cathy-Reheis Boyd, disregard for water quality and pollution, violations of Bagley-Keene Act, blow off Hillborn and Worm's findings, an overwhelming focus on the "overfishing" scam pushed by PEW, Packard and all the NGO grant sucking parasites who stand to benefit by more research allocation.
Big thanks to Deckers Outdoor Corp. and Seacoast Yacht Sales for lending an open ear and mind to some of us in our local fishing community and subsequently canceling donations to Channelkeeper.
Support Heal The Ocean, they didn't sell out our community for MLPA loot. http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010...
Yours truly,fisherman, former Channelkeeper donor, volunteer and advocate
On Preservation Paddle Out For Naples Reef