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Fishing Rights Alliance (FRA) requests removal of Fisheries Management Officials

mjacksmjacks Posts: 152 Deckhand
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANGLER GROUP FINDS VIOLATION, REQUESTS REMOVAL
OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS

FISHING RIGHTS ALLIANCE DISCOVERS BLATENT VIOLATIONS BY GULF FISHERIES
MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEMBERS, REQUESTS REMOVAL

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jan. 28, 2015 — A national fishing advocacy group is requesting that the
U. S. Department of Commerce remove three members from the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
Management Council for failing to disclose financial interest.

The Fishing Rights Alliance, or the FRA, is requesting that Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce,
remove Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council members Corky Perrett (Miss.), John R.
Greene, Jr., (Ala.) and Harlon Pearce (La.). According to the FRA, failure to disclose financial
interest constitutes a violation of section 301(j), “Disclosure of Financial Interest and Recusal” of
the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization of 2006.

“Specifically, the three individuals failed to disclose their positions as Directors of the Gulf Seafood
Institute, as prescribed by section 302(j)(2)(C): ‘any organization (other than the Council) in which
that individual is serving as an officer, director, trustee, partner, or employee’,” stated Craig
Berman, FRA Legal Counsel, and Dennis O’Hern, FRA President, in their letter to Secretary
Pritzker.

The Gulf Seafood Institute is an organization that engages in lobbying activity, as stated on their
website regarding a fisheries bill sponsored by U.S. Senator for Florida Marco Rubio.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) disclosure form 88-195 (Statement
of Financial Interests) states that it is “unlawful for an affected individual to knowingly and
willfully fail to disclose, or to falsely disclose, any financial interest as required by the Magnuson
Stevens Act or to knowingly vote on a Council decision in violation of this Act.” The form states that penalties include criminal punishment as well as removal from Council or SSC membership. Criminal penalties include imprisonment for up to five years, fines, or both.

In addition, the Attorney General may bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district
court against any person who engages in conduct constituting an offense under section 203, 204,
205, 207, 208, or 209 of this title.As a result of their involvement with the Gulf Seafood Institute, the FRA is requesting Secretary Pritzker to immediately remove Perrett, Greene and Pearce from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and levy applicable penalties and civil actions.

“These Council members should be held accountable for unethical actions. The public should not
be subjected to decisions made by those with such blatantly disregard for their rules of disclosure,
which is why we are calling for the members’ immediate removal or resignation” stated Dennis
O’Hern, FRA’s President.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management
Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council,
which consists of 17 voting members and four non-voting members, prepares fishery management
plans designed to manage fishery resources from where state waters end to the 200-mile limit of the
Gulf of Mexico. Appointments are three-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
The Council meets five times a year at various locations around the Gulf coast.

About the Fishing Rights Alliance
The Fishing Rights Alliance advocates for fair fisheries management and conservation practices on
behalf of their national membership, which consists of anglers, fishing businesses and professional
captains throughout the United States. The FRA’s mission is to protect anglers’ fishing rights by
advocating for sound resource management and conservation practices that maximize the
opportunity to fish. FRA membership pursues their mission through participation, research and
litigation.

Learn more about the Fishing Rights Alliance at www.theFRA.org. Follow the Fishing Rights
Alliance on Facebook and Twitter.
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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,492 Moderator
    Go get them Denny
  • TypicleseTypiclese Posts: 393 Deckhand
  • Tarpon MonoxideTarpon Monoxide Posts: 606 Officer
    That is a good petition but more can be done.
    Rightful complaints to the below DOC Inspector General about now former gulf council executive director Steve Bortone's unethical behavior at the EDF dog and pony show gulf council meeting got him sent out the door with the old excuse he resigned to spend more time with his family.

    Scoll down to the NOAA radio buttom and click it then fill the form out. Then send to everyone you know.

    https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/online-hotline-complaint-form.aspx

    Now since EDF and their lackeys keep harping on recreational fishermen being held accountable to the MSA, it is time the gulf council lawbreakers are similarly held accountable. The gulf council and their puppet master EDF tells the recreational fishermen we have to be held accountable but they are not willing to be held to the same standard they want to hold the recreational fishermen.

    AN ARTICLE IN JADA (JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION) IN 2001 HAS THE ADMISSION THAT FLUORIDE SWALLOWED AND INCORPORATED INTO THE TEETH IS "INSUFFICIENT TO HAVE A MEASURABLE EFFECT" ON REDUCING CAVITIES."

    THE NOW CORRUPTED MEDIA MANIPULATES BY USING ORWELLIAN NEWSPEAK. In Orwell's words, Newspeak was "designed to diminish the range of thought." Newspeak seeks to eliminate or alter certain words that do not fit the media's ideological agenda. In Orwell's novel 1984 Newspeak is a way of controlling the people's language in order to keep the peons under ideological control.Newspeak is deceptive and deceitful as it stifles free speech and only allows only certain approved words, phrases and ideas to be used while other words are forbidden.

    Fauci's "Gain of Function" is newspeak for enhancing the contagiousness of a virus for use as a biological weapon in war. It was dumb, stupid and a threat to national security for the US  government with Fauci's blessing to help fund biological weapons enhancement in an arch enemy's country.  When Fauci used and pushed the euphemistic misnomer deceptive term "gain of function" the con was on.

    "Gain of Function" newspeak for "Viral Biological Warfare Weapons Enhancement".

    "Undocumented Immigrant" newspeak for "illegal alien".

    "Progressive" newspeak for "Marxist".

    "Dreamers" newspeak for "illegal aliens".

    "Immigration Reform" newspeak for "illegal alien amnesty".

    "Xenophobia" newspeak for those that want border security.

    "Gun control" newspeak for "confiscate your guns".

    "Pro-choice" newspeak for "pro-abortion".

    "Math is racist" newspeak for "we are too lazy to learn math".

    "Critical Race Theory" newspeak for "Reverse Discrimination Marxism".

    When a snake oil salesman knows that the snake oil does not sell with the accurate name he simply changes the name to the NEWSPEAK euphemistic misnomer "Magic Medicinal Elixir" to sell his misrepresented product otherwise not sellable.



  • mjacksmjacks Posts: 152 Deckhand
    That is a good petition but more can be done.
    Rightful complaints to the below DOC Inspector General about now former gulf council executive director Steve Bortone's unethical behavior at the EDF dog and pony show gulf council meeting got him sent out the door with the old excuse he resigned to spend more time with his family.

    Scoll down to the NOAA radio buttom and click it then fill the form out. Then send to everyone you know.

    https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/online-hotline-complaint-form.aspx

    Now since EDF and their lackeys keep harping on recreational fishermen being held accountable to the MSA, it is time the gulf council lawbreakers are similarly held accountable. The gulf council and their puppet master EDF tells the recreational fishermen we have to be held accountable but they are not willing to be held to the same standard they want to hold the recreational fishermen.

    Great post! Sounds like you've been around a while and understand this very complex issue. If interested the FRA would love to have you join us around the campfire and chat.

    Public complaints to the OIC are effective. To your point, we walked into the office of the Inspector General in Washington, DC personally to discuss the very case you mention above. Since not everyone can do that, filling out the complaint form is another avenue to bring attention to that which should not be.

    I'm pretty darn certain I'm not the only one who wonders what the quid pro quo is when certain council members blaze a trail in the exact opposite direction than the overwhelming 97+% opposition to Amendment 40. Several years and several public input sessions yielded the same same high percentage of opposition to this ill-advised scheme. Despite all of our input, despite Congress telling them no, these certain few continued to blaze the trail to drive home their agenda.

    The FRA has much more in store. There are many more "shoes" that will be falling in the not-too-distant future that we are unable discuss now.

    In the interim, I do hope that concerned anglers will follow your advice and file complaints with The Inspector General. Because at the end of the day, when this is all said and done, how will you answer the question "did I help"?
  • BubbaIIBubbaII Posts: 328 Deckhand
    mjacks wrote: »
    Great post! Sounds like you've been around a while and understand this very complex issue. If interested the FRA would love to have you join us around the campfire and chat.

    Public complaints to the OIC are effective. To your point, we walked into the office of the Inspector General in Washington, DC personally to discuss the very case you mention above. Since not everyone can do that, filling out the complaint form is another avenue to bring attention to that which should not be.

    I'm pretty darn certain I'm not the only one who wonders what the quid pro quo is when certain council members blaze a trail in the exact opposite direction than the overwhelming 97+% opposition to Amendment 40. Several years and several public input sessions yielded the same same high percentage of opposition to this ill-advised scheme. Despite all of our input, despite Congress telling them no, these certain few continued to blaze the trail to drive home their agenda.

    The FRA has much more in store. There are many more "shoes" that will be falling in the not-too-distant future that we are unable discuss now.

    In the interim, I do hope that concerned anglers will follow your advice and file complaints with The Inspector General. Because at the end of the day, when this is all said and done, how will you answer the question "did I help"?

    hmm..... these two threads got me curious, so I went and viewed the statements of interest. I wonder why one of CCA's National Board members didn't list his position on his disclosure form?
  • Tarpon MonoxideTarpon Monoxide Posts: 606 Officer
    If you have evidence of one of the Gulf council members no matter who it is that they are possibly violating the MSA then feel free to post that information up and unlike you and your EDF ilk we won't pay favorites and we will file a complaint against him too.

    Unlike you and your EDF ilk we want fairness across the council and we don't care if it's a CCA or an EDF crony violating the MSA, a lawbreaker is a lawbreaker, no matter their sleazy affiliation.

    What we have here with you and EDF is that you both want your cake and eat it too but you can not have it both ways, what is good for the CCA as you say is also is good for EDF, but since you and your ilk EDF could care less about fairness across the board you won't file a complaint against your EDF funded gulf council gulf seafood association shills but you point the finger elsewhere, but that does not take away from the fact that 3 EDF shills are now on the hotseat for what you say the CCA council member is also guilty of.

    Now if you have evidence that a council member did not properly file his financial report post it up and we can go from there, but remember, what is good for the CCA is good for EDF and you.

    Here is the complaint form again, if you have a complaint go file a valid complaint on the CCA council member, and if you want to be consistent and fair then file complaints on your 3 EDF shill council members too so you can avoid being a hypocrite.

    https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/online...aint-form.aspx

    "I wonder why one of CCA's National Board members didn't list his position on his disclosure form?"

    If that is true what you say then the CCA council member did it for the same reason the 3 EDF council member shills did it, to deceive and avoid the public knowing all of their sleazy affiliations.

    Then the question becomes if said 3 council members are so proud to be connected as directors/officers with EDF shill associations then how come they are not proud enough to put that on their financial statements as the law requires? With all their talk about accountability on the recreational fisherman they conveniently forgot to be accountable to the law and properly file their financial statement forms.

    104-297
    (4) An affected individual referred to in
    paragraph (1)(A)(ii) must update his or her
    disclosure form at any time any such financial in
    terest is acquired, or substantially changed,
    by any person referred to in paragraph (2)(A), (B), or (C).


    (2) Each affected individual must disclose any financial interest held by—
    (A) that individual;
    (B) the spouse, minor child, or partner of that individual; and
    (C) any organization (other than the Council) in which that individual is serving as an
    officer, director, trustee, partner, or employee;
    in any harvesting, processing, lobbying, advocacy, or marketing activity that is being, or
    will be, undertaken within any fishery over which the Council concerned has jurisdiction,
    or with respect to an individual or organization with a financial interest in such activity.

    AN ARTICLE IN JADA (JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION) IN 2001 HAS THE ADMISSION THAT FLUORIDE SWALLOWED AND INCORPORATED INTO THE TEETH IS "INSUFFICIENT TO HAVE A MEASURABLE EFFECT" ON REDUCING CAVITIES."

    THE NOW CORRUPTED MEDIA MANIPULATES BY USING ORWELLIAN NEWSPEAK. In Orwell's words, Newspeak was "designed to diminish the range of thought." Newspeak seeks to eliminate or alter certain words that do not fit the media's ideological agenda. In Orwell's novel 1984 Newspeak is a way of controlling the people's language in order to keep the peons under ideological control.Newspeak is deceptive and deceitful as it stifles free speech and only allows only certain approved words, phrases and ideas to be used while other words are forbidden.

    Fauci's "Gain of Function" is newspeak for enhancing the contagiousness of a virus for use as a biological weapon in war. It was dumb, stupid and a threat to national security for the US  government with Fauci's blessing to help fund biological weapons enhancement in an arch enemy's country.  When Fauci used and pushed the euphemistic misnomer deceptive term "gain of function" the con was on.

    "Gain of Function" newspeak for "Viral Biological Warfare Weapons Enhancement".

    "Undocumented Immigrant" newspeak for "illegal alien".

    "Progressive" newspeak for "Marxist".

    "Dreamers" newspeak for "illegal aliens".

    "Immigration Reform" newspeak for "illegal alien amnesty".

    "Xenophobia" newspeak for those that want border security.

    "Gun control" newspeak for "confiscate your guns".

    "Pro-choice" newspeak for "pro-abortion".

    "Math is racist" newspeak for "we are too lazy to learn math".

    "Critical Race Theory" newspeak for "Reverse Discrimination Marxism".

    When a snake oil salesman knows that the snake oil does not sell with the accurate name he simply changes the name to the NEWSPEAK euphemistic misnomer "Magic Medicinal Elixir" to sell his misrepresented product otherwise not sellable.



  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,492 Moderator
    Just received a call from Dominic Morrocco, DOC-OIG's office regarding the complaint I made about the conflict of interest of Corky Perrett, Harlon Pearce and John Greene Jr and their failure to disclose their interest and membership on the Board of Directors of The Gulf Seafood Institute. He advised they have had several similar complaint's and would be looking into the matter, but also may just refer this back to NMFS to see if, and what corrective action they take. At least someone is finally looking.
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,492 Moderator
    BubbaII wrote: »
    hmm..... these two threads got me curious, so I went and viewed the statements of interest. I wonder why one of CCA's National Board members didn't list his position on his disclosure form?

    What National Board member of CCA is a voting member on the Gulf Council?
  • Just received a call from Dominic Morrocco, DOC-OIG's office regarding the complaint I made about the conflict of interest of Corky Perrett, Harlon Pearce and John Greene Jr and their failure to disclose their interest and membership on the Board of Directors of The Gulf Seafood Institute. He advised they have had several similar complaint's and would be looking into the matter,
    but also may just refer this back to NMFS to see if, and what corrective action they take. At least someone is finally looking.

    Like that is gonna help.:banghead
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • Riptide31Riptide31 Posts: 478 Deckhand
    yeah, really. Next they will let Sharpton set his own penalty for non payment of taxes
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    BubbaII wrote: »
    hmm..... these two threads got me curious, so I went and viewed the statements of interest. I wonder why one of CCA's National Board members didn't list his position on his disclosure form?

    Doug Gregory lists his affiliation with CCA - just another baseless accusation from the anonymous one.
    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/Beta/GMFMCWeb/SOFI/Doug%20Boyd.pdf
  • Tarpon MonoxideTarpon Monoxide Posts: 606 Officer
    As you know Perret, Pearce and Green violated the full disclosure law when they failed to to list all of the affiliations in their 2014 statement filed in early 2014.

    Corky Perrett, Harlon Pearce and John Greene Jr just filed their new 2015 gulf council financial statement. And all three have again violated the full disclosure law now for the second time in 2 years.

    In their 2014 disclosure statement Perret, Pearce and Green did not disclose their ties with the Gulf Seafood Institute at all.

    Now in all three's new 2015 disclosure statements they did list their ties to the Gulf Seafood Institute only because they were forced to because they got busted by the FRA and hundreds of valid complaints were lodged against them and they are on the hot seat.

    So you would think all three would be careful with their 2015 disclosure statements and be very accurate and comply with the law but that is not the case.

    All three were at Gulf Seafood Institute during the fall of 2013 several months before they had to file their 2014 disclosure statements in January 2014 and they failed to do so and violated the law. And if anything changed during 2014 they had 30 days to refile a new disclosure statement by law so they have no excuses why their first form did not list their ties with GSI and no excuses as to why they put 2014 start date with GSI on their 2015 disclosure statement when they got to GSI in the fall of 2013.

    Now on their new 2015 disclosure statements they have listed their start date at Gulf Seafood Institute as 2014 which is incorrect as it was fall of 2013. The form and the law require and accurate date.

    Now they have violated twice, and the second time is also a violation because they did not accurately provide the correct date as required by law.

    In all of their 2015 disclosures filed in January 2015 all three NOW state they were at the Gulf Seafood Institute in 2014. Since they knew that in January of 2015 they can not say they did not know of their affiliations to the Gulf Seafood Institute in January 2014 when they knew their ties started with GSI in the fall of 2013 which is once again a clear violation of the law.

    Not only do their 2014 disclosure statements violate the law as do their 2015 disclosure statements, their 2015 disclosure statements they provided incriminate their 2014 disclosure statements.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/Beta/GMFMCWeb/SOFI/John%20Green.pdf

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/Beta/GMFMCWeb/SOFI/CorkyPerrett.pdf

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/Beta/GMFMCWeb/SOFI/CorkyPerrett.pdf

    Please contact the Department of Commerce Inspector General again and file a complaint about this second violation.

    https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/online-hotline-complaint-form.aspx

    AN ARTICLE IN JADA (JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION) IN 2001 HAS THE ADMISSION THAT FLUORIDE SWALLOWED AND INCORPORATED INTO THE TEETH IS "INSUFFICIENT TO HAVE A MEASURABLE EFFECT" ON REDUCING CAVITIES."

    THE NOW CORRUPTED MEDIA MANIPULATES BY USING ORWELLIAN NEWSPEAK. In Orwell's words, Newspeak was "designed to diminish the range of thought." Newspeak seeks to eliminate or alter certain words that do not fit the media's ideological agenda. In Orwell's novel 1984 Newspeak is a way of controlling the people's language in order to keep the peons under ideological control.Newspeak is deceptive and deceitful as it stifles free speech and only allows only certain approved words, phrases and ideas to be used while other words are forbidden.

    Fauci's "Gain of Function" is newspeak for enhancing the contagiousness of a virus for use as a biological weapon in war. It was dumb, stupid and a threat to national security for the US  government with Fauci's blessing to help fund biological weapons enhancement in an arch enemy's country.  When Fauci used and pushed the euphemistic misnomer deceptive term "gain of function" the con was on.

    "Gain of Function" newspeak for "Viral Biological Warfare Weapons Enhancement".

    "Undocumented Immigrant" newspeak for "illegal alien".

    "Progressive" newspeak for "Marxist".

    "Dreamers" newspeak for "illegal aliens".

    "Immigration Reform" newspeak for "illegal alien amnesty".

    "Xenophobia" newspeak for those that want border security.

    "Gun control" newspeak for "confiscate your guns".

    "Pro-choice" newspeak for "pro-abortion".

    "Math is racist" newspeak for "we are too lazy to learn math".

    "Critical Race Theory" newspeak for "Reverse Discrimination Marxism".

    When a snake oil salesman knows that the snake oil does not sell with the accurate name he simply changes the name to the NEWSPEAK euphemistic misnomer "Magic Medicinal Elixir" to sell his misrepresented product otherwise not sellable.



  • Riptide31Riptide31 Posts: 478 Deckhand
    Thanks will do
  • BubbaIIBubbaII Posts: 328 Deckhand
    Tom Hilton wrote: »
    Doug Gregory lists his affiliation with CCA - just another baseless accusation from the anonymous one.
    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/Beta/GMFMCWeb/SOFI/Doug%20Boyd.pdf

    I'm a bit lost by your statement. You reference Doug Gregory, who isn't required to do a conflict of interest, then link to Doug Boyd. So I assume you meant Boyd.

    But I wasn't talking about Boyd. I was talking about the other CCA member on the Council, Matens.

    here is a piece of the CCA press release back when Matens was appointed:

    Campo "Camp" Matens, a CCA National Board Member and active Baton Rouge CCA member, has been appointed to serve as a Louisiana representative to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council. Matens will serve a 3-year term on the council, beginning in 2012.

    He did not list sitting on the CCA board.

    Only followed this old thread up to counter your ironic "baseless accusation" accusation. Its irrelevant now, anyway; Crabtree said in his phone call a week or so ago that all the statements had been updated, so I'm sure Matens' statement is now correct as well.
  • Riptide31Riptide31 Posts: 478 Deckhand
    With all this, every **** one of them who didnt declare what they should have and broke the law.........let a judge decide if there should be punishment (a real judge and not just let Roy decide if someone broke the law as they are doing now). Ignorance is no excuse.
    And all the votes they made while illegal, should be nullified
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    I agree - this is way over Roy's head - it's time for the Office of Inspector General to clean this rat's nest up.
  • Riptide31Riptide31 Posts: 478 Deckhand
    So I guess all this is getting swept under the rug? I dont see any action
  • ACME Ventures FishingACME Ventures Fishing Posts: 851 Officer
    Riptide31 wrote: »
    So I guess all this is getting swept under the rug? I dont see any action

    It is at OIG in DC. They see it as a conflict and have many individual complaints on this matter.
    They are investigating and have instructed NOAA to investigate also. Those who filed complaints
    and were willing to offer public testimony as to the nature of the complaint will be contacted
    as to any decision or outcome. Its still in the investigation stage. If it were up to NOAA alone,
    under the rug it would be. Guessing enough voices were heard to move the IG to action. Hopefully
    action will be taken.

    Written in the COI rule is that if council members were in conflict, their votes would still count.
    Not very well thought out there, well maybe someone did think that out, just like what it really takes
    to be considered to be in conflict as a council member, that's a real joke.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,782 AG
    ...."It is at OIG in DC. They see it as a conflict and have many individual complaints on this matter.
    They are investigating and have instructed NOAA to investigate also."


    Sounds to me like they may have other "more important" things to do and basically told NOAA to handle it in house.
    Hope I'm wrong.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • ACME Ventures FishingACME Ventures Fishing Posts: 851 Officer
    ...."It is at OIG in DC. They see it as a conflict and have many individual complaints on this matter.
    They are investigating and have instructed NOAA to investigate also."


    Sounds to me like they may have other "more important" things to do and basically told NOAA to handle it in house.
    Hope I'm wrong.

    I've had more than one call from OIG. Not sure about anyone else. Was told that whatever decision
    was made I would hear from them directly. That's at least better than a generic "Well look into it".
  • Tarpon MonoxideTarpon Monoxide Posts: 606 Officer
    Time to request the the DOC Inspector to remove some ineligible sitting members on the Gulf Council's SSC and SAP.

    https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/online-hotline-complaint-form.aspx

    "Persons are ineligible for membership on any committee or panel if that person has been convicted of a felony offense or is determined to have violated any federal or state marine resource law or regulation within the previous five years. In addition, persons are ineligible for membership on any scientific committee (SSC, SAP, or SEP) if that person directly receives funding from an association that lobbies the Council on fishery issues."

    Bob Gill is in violation of federal law because Bob Gill is a member of the Gulf Council Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and at the same time receives funding as a Board of Director for the Gulf Seafood Institute which is an association that lobbies the Gulf Council on fishery issues.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...committees.php

    http://gulfseafoodinstitute.org/gsi-...ood-institute/

    "Gill has represented Florida on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, serving as Chairman in 2011-2012. Since leaving the council, he has served on various advisory panels. He currently sits on the Gulf of Mexico Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). During his career he has served as CEO of Cedar Key Fish and Oyster Company, as well as president of Krizman Forge."

    Bob Gill GSI Board of Directors is unlawfully ineligible to be a member of the Gulf Council SSC and must be removed from the Gulf Council SSC immediately to comply with federal law.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...committees.php

    Bob Gill GSI Board Member is also a member of the Gulf Council SAP Outreach and Education Scientific Advisory Panel and that makes him unlawfully ineligible to also sit on that Panel because it is a violation of federal law.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Bob Gill GSI Board of Directors that lobbies the Gulf Council is also a member of the Gulf Council SAP for Reef Fish and he is also unlawfully ineligible to sit on that SAP.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Luiz Barbieri, Director Marine Fisheries Research at Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is on the funded Board of Directors of GULF WIDE that lobbies the Gulf Council on fisheries issues all the while he is vice chairman of the Gulf Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) which under federal law makes him unlawfully ineligible to be a member of the Gulf Council's SSC. On a pertinent side note Tim Fitzgerald, is also on the Board of Directors for GULF WIDE as their Vice President while he is a Scientist for Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

    http://gulfwild.com/gulf-wild-team.php

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_committees/scientific_statistical_committees.php

    David Krebs, Jr. – President and Owner, Ariel Seafoods – Florida is also on the paid GSI Board of Directors and also currently unlawfully sits on the Gulf Council Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) because Krebs is a member of the Gulf Council Coastal Migratory Pelagic Scientific Advisory Panel and at the same time receives funding from the Gulf Seafood Institute which is an association that lobbies the Gulf Council on fishery issues which means that is in clear violation of the above referenced federal law.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Charter Fisherman's Association Board of Directors and you know they are not working for free after they got 160K from EDF.
    Capt. Michael Jennings, President
    Capt. Mike Colby, Vice-president
    Susan Boggs, Secretary
    Capt. Michael Miglini, Treasurer
    Capt. Billy Archer
    Capt. Cliff Cox
    Capt. Steve Tomeny
    Capt. Shane Cantrell, Executive Director

    The Charter Fisherman's Association Lobbies the Gulf Council. The Charter Fisherman's Association funded President Mike Jennings unlawfully sits on the Gulf Council SAP Coastal Migratory Pelagic Panel in violation of federal law and must be immediately removed because of said violation.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Charter Fisherman's Association funded vice-president Mike Colby unlawfully sits on the Gulf Council SAP Outreach and Education Panel because the Charter Fisherman's Association lobbies the Gulf Council and you know Mike is not doing it for free after EDF gave the CFA 160K and receives compensation from CFA.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Charter Fisherman's Association compensated Board of Director Billy Archer sits on the Gulf Council SAP Ad Hoc Red Snapper IFQ also in violation of federal law that makes him ineligible to sit on any SSC, SAP or SEP while he is a compensated director of the CFA that lobbies the Gulf Council.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Shane Cantrell, Executive Director of the CFA that lobbies the Gulf Council is a member on the Gulf Council Data Collection SAP and hence is ineligible under said federal law to be a member on that SAP. Shane Cantrell is also a member of the Gulf Council Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-Hire Panel and he is also unlawfully ineligible to sit on that SAP.

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    T.J. Tate
    http://www.gulfwild.com/gulf-wild-team.php

    Director of Sustainability, Gulf Wild

    "Tj is now the Director of Sustainability for Gulf Wild and has established the Gulf Wild brand as the undisputed leader in seafood sustainability and fishery conservation."

    http://www.gulfcouncil.org/panels_co...ory_panels.php

    Since TJ Tate is the funded Director of Sustainability of Gulf Wild that lobbies the Gulf Council and since TJ Tate is a member of the Gulf Council SAP Red Snapper Panel she is unlawfully ineligible to sit on any Gulf Council SSC, SEP or SAP. She currently sits on a Gulf Council SAP which is unlawful under current federal law.

    There are some more to be put on the list of current members on the Gulf Council SSC's and SAP's that are on those panels in violation of federal law.

    There are no ands if's or buts about it, if anyone receives funding from an association like the Charter Fisherman's Association, the Gulf Seafood Institute, the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholder's Alliance or Gulf Wide, etc., that lobbies the Gulf Council then you are ineligible for membership on any scientific committee (SSC, SAP or SEP) and you must be immediately removed.

    There are several people that fit this description and must immediately be removed from those Gulf Council panels.

    "In addition, persons are ineligible for membership on any scientific committee (SSC, SAP, or SEP) if that person directly receives funding from an association that lobbies the Council on fishery issues."

    https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/online-hotline-complaint-form.aspx

    AN ARTICLE IN JADA (JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION) IN 2001 HAS THE ADMISSION THAT FLUORIDE SWALLOWED AND INCORPORATED INTO THE TEETH IS "INSUFFICIENT TO HAVE A MEASURABLE EFFECT" ON REDUCING CAVITIES."

    THE NOW CORRUPTED MEDIA MANIPULATES BY USING ORWELLIAN NEWSPEAK. In Orwell's words, Newspeak was "designed to diminish the range of thought." Newspeak seeks to eliminate or alter certain words that do not fit the media's ideological agenda. In Orwell's novel 1984 Newspeak is a way of controlling the people's language in order to keep the peons under ideological control.Newspeak is deceptive and deceitful as it stifles free speech and only allows only certain approved words, phrases and ideas to be used while other words are forbidden.

    Fauci's "Gain of Function" is newspeak for enhancing the contagiousness of a virus for use as a biological weapon in war. It was dumb, stupid and a threat to national security for the US  government with Fauci's blessing to help fund biological weapons enhancement in an arch enemy's country.  When Fauci used and pushed the euphemistic misnomer deceptive term "gain of function" the con was on.

    "Gain of Function" newspeak for "Viral Biological Warfare Weapons Enhancement".

    "Undocumented Immigrant" newspeak for "illegal alien".

    "Progressive" newspeak for "Marxist".

    "Dreamers" newspeak for "illegal aliens".

    "Immigration Reform" newspeak for "illegal alien amnesty".

    "Xenophobia" newspeak for those that want border security.

    "Gun control" newspeak for "confiscate your guns".

    "Pro-choice" newspeak for "pro-abortion".

    "Math is racist" newspeak for "we are too lazy to learn math".

    "Critical Race Theory" newspeak for "Reverse Discrimination Marxism".

    When a snake oil salesman knows that the snake oil does not sell with the accurate name he simply changes the name to the NEWSPEAK euphemistic misnomer "Magic Medicinal Elixir" to sell his misrepresented product otherwise not sellable.



  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,492 Moderator
    Riptide31 wrote: »
    So I guess all this is getting swept under the rug? I dont see any action

    I guess you are correct. I just got an e-mail stating

    Dear Mr. Hexter:

    The Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) notifies you that case number 15-0513 is closed. For additional information, you may file a request with OIG pursuant to the applicable rules under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA rules are outlined on OIG’s website, www.oig.doc.gov, under the “FOIA” link at the bottom of the main web page. If you have questions about the FOIA process, you may contact the OIG FOIA Officer at (202) 482-5992 or [email protected].

    Thank you.
    Compliance and Ethics Staff
    Office of Investigations
  • ACME Ventures FishingACME Ventures Fishing Posts: 851 Officer
    In October 2014 at the Mobile GC meeting the Gulf Council voted to remove the
    inclusion aforementioned regarding the various committees eligibility requirements.

    That being said...it changes nothing about what the position was before that vote.
    Those improperly seated before the vote were still out of compliance of the rules.

    Perhaps if anything this raises questions. Who motioned for this change to take place?
    What was their reasoning for it? Did anyone suggest that this be done? What interchange
    occurred with those out of compliance with council members regarding it?

    For the council to change the rules while there were individuals sitting on committees that were
    not supposed to be, so as to allow them to continue on, may be more serious than the infraction
    of failure to disclose ineligibility issues.
  • Riptide31Riptide31 Posts: 478 Deckhand
    Of course, the laws only apply to us peons. The people who are running the show dont have to abide by them.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,782 AG
    ...."It is at OIG in DC. They see it as a conflict and have many individual complaints on this matter.
    They are investigating and have instructed NOAA to investigate also."


    Sounds to me like they may have other "more important" things to do and basically told NOAA to handle it in house.
    Hope I'm wrong.
    I guess you are correct. I just got an e-mail stating

    Dear Mr. Hexter:

    The Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) notifies you that case number 15-0513 is closed. For additional information, you may file a request with OIG pursuant to the applicable rules under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA rules are outlined on OIG’s website, www.oig.doc.gov, under the “FOIA” link at the bottom of the main web page. If you have questions about the FOIA process, you may contact the OIG FOIA Officer at (202) 482-5992 or [email protected].

    Thank you.
    Compliance and Ethics Staff
    Office of Investigations

    Looks like I was pretty much right.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,022 Admiral
    What am I missing? It would seem to me that anyone representing any commercial interests is only doing it for financial gain, why else would they do it? Are any of you surprised by this, all you have to do is look at the shenanigans of this administration to see that this is todays Fed. But, really, it has been going on for a long time.

    CCA costs me money! All I get out of it is a better (much better) fishery, well worth the cost, I might add.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • BubbaIIBubbaII Posts: 328 Deckhand
    surfman wrote: »
    What am I missing? It would seem to me that anyone representing any commercial interests is only doing it for financial gain, why else would they do it? Are any of you surprised by this, all you have to do is look at the shenanigans of this administration to see that this is todays Fed. But, really, it has been going on for a long time.

    CCA costs me money! All I get out of it is a better (much better) fishery, well worth the cost, I might add.

    Yes, Sir! CCA won. Based on a very supportive Council vote this week, agreed to by the CCA reps on the Council, the recreational sector just got an additional 351,000 pounds of red snapper allocated to them, taken away from the commercial sector.

    If amendment 40 is approved that means that the private anglers just got something like 53% of that amount or about 180,000 lb. You got a whole additional day of federal fishing from all the CCA activities.

    After how many years of struggle to move Amendment 28 forward..... by gosh, you won! Good on you.
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    One day? Just DOUBLED our season.

    Pretty good work by any standard.
    BubbaII wrote: »
    Yes, Sir! CCA won. Based on a very supportive Council vote this week, agreed to by the CCA reps on the Council, the recreational sector just got an additional 351,000 pounds of red snapper allocated to them, taken away from the commercial sector.

    If amendment 40 is approved that means that the private anglers just got something like 53% of that amount or about 180,000 lb. You got a whole additional day of federal fishing from all the CCA activities.

    After how many years of struggle to move Amendment 28 forward..... by gosh, you won! Good on you.
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