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Posted on December 12 at 1:35 p.m.
Brian is right on and I appreciate the piece- I have made similar arguments and they fall on deaf ears as the MPAs have little to do with fish populations- they are about control of the people, building legacy for Julie Packard/Arnold and channels hundreds of millions of our tax dollars into the universities and law enforcement to create a new sate of environmental apartheid that will permanently divide the ocean community and erode trust in marine science. Trying to reason with MPA people is like talking to a drug addict-use your breath working with open minded folks who actually care about the ocean and marine life.
Long live a free ocean!
On Fishing and Rock Climbing
Posted on December 12 at 11:16 a.m.
You people talk but you say nothing (Just Like Obama)--doesn't that get old? Must drive your women crazy.
On Fishing Culture Bygone?
Posted on December 11 at 4:16 p.m.
Environmental apartheid is a real thing- The mpa's expand government a create an elitist exclusionary system on par with old south Africa or Jim crow laws- I have no idea why any American would welcome such a draconian expansion of government-- perhaps willful ignorance prevents many academic elitists and NGOs from seeing the danger of killing freedom and expanding government while creating the new apartheid- and I pitty their short sightedness- I don't care if it makes the fishing better- the moral and human cost is simply too high.
long live a free ocean!
On Set Gold Standard for Ocean Health Care
Posted on December 11 at 3:56 p.m.
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Posted on December 10 at 4:32 p.m.
THE MLPA IS PART OF A MUCH LARGER GLOBAL CONTROL MECHANISM- MEET YOUR NEW MASTERS-
STAND UP AND FIGHT OR BOW DOWN AND KISS THEIR RING-THE CHOICE IS YOURS
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Posted on December 10 at 4:09 p.m.
There is no feesable way to enforce the MPAs--I am sure it will require an electronic fence-the current VMS or vessel monitoring system forced on the commercial guys will be expanded to all sport vessels- so at your cost you will be required to have a satellite tracking device even on small craft like Kayaks-that some MPA crony will monitor from afar and issue $5000 citations with no prima- facia evidence- this is already the case for commercial boats- I am sure this suits the MPA people just fine as from what I have seen they do not value freedom, our constitution or democracy- wake up people this is coup and take over with dire implications reaching far beyond fisheries. The MPA mechanism created to shove this down out throats feeds itself off our freedom and our money- it will only grow from here -- George Orwell was right- just exchange Big Brother with Big Green
I will never buy PATAGONIA again.
Long live a free ocean!
Posted on December 7 at 12:01 p.m.
Whats wrong- you guys afraid of a little public discourse?? Like so so many non realty based positions, your arguments don't hold up-face it -you are trying to create a utopia at the cost of freedom, massive tax dollar waste and huge expansion of government-for this reason you hide from debates and public exposure-
The truth is that a massive artificial reef system as an alternatiive to MPA’s would preserve freedom, avoid the cost and hastle of enfrocement, unite th ocean community and still allow you to blow your $20 million tax dollars of "monitoring" the reefs
Ecosystem based managened is a made up buzz words that has very little actual meaning as was it really means is non human based management- as man has been part of the ocean ecosystem in CA for 10,000 years- to remove man from the program simply dies not make any sense.
Doc Rickkets would be utterly ashamed at the marine science community for thier actions, power mongering and demonizaion of the fishing community-I wonder what his kids think about all this?
On Local Marine Protected Areas May Increase