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MORE EDF ILLUSIONS FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
Well, here is one of the billboards I mentioned a while back that EDF has placed over in Florida.

Not only does EDF need to create phony front fishermen's associations such as the Charter Fisherman's Association, Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance, Cape Cod Hook and Line Fishermen's Association, etc. etc., to create one type of illusion, they are now they are resorting to creating fictitious charter websites to create another.

IS THERE NO END TO THEIR DECEPTION?

The domain name was registered 2 weeks ago - what a coincidence!

If you go to www.captainjimscharters.com, of course there is no information on any charter fishing operation, just links to EDF's Ocean Champions website and another enviro website.

Registered through: Tyler Media Group
Domain Name: CAPTAINJIMSCHARTERS.COM
Created on: 27-Sep-12
Expires on: 27-Sep-13
Last Updated on: 27-Sep-12

Registrant:
Tyler Media Group
6808 Highway 2301
Panama City, Florida 32404
United States

Administrative Contact:
Tyler, Michael [email protected]
Tyler Media Group
6808 Highway 2301
Panama City, Florida 32404
United States
(850) 276-3746

Hey Mike Jennings, Shane Cantrell, Scott Hickman, Michael Miglini, Gary Jarvis, et al - I'm sure that you are very proud to be associated with such open and accountable tactics designed to influence our fisheries management.

Yes, PROUD indeed.

Not.


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  • CaptBobBryantCaptBobBryant Posts: 5,716 Officer
    Send emails of disgust to

    [email protected]
    National Association of Recreational Anglers - Add Your Voice
    https://www.facebook.com/RecAnglers?notif_t=page_new_likes
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    Billboard was supposedly paid for by Jim Clements, a board member of the EDF-funded/created Gulf Fishermen's Association, a commercial fishing front group.

    Here's a propaganda piece by Clements;
    http://www.gulffishermen.org/current-fishing-policies-are-working-well/

    "The Gulf Fishermen’s Association is the leading offshore commercial fishing organization in the southeastern United States, with several hundred members. The association is funded and controlled exclusively by the fishermen."

    However, the 2010 IRS documents show that EDF gave The Gulf Fishermen's Association $160,050. The association is in actuality funded and controlled by The Environmental Defense Fund, just like the Charter Fisherman's Association, and the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholder's Alliance.

    Once again, in this case we see a COMMERCIAL IFQ SHAREHOLDER masquerading as a RECREATIONAL charter captain to misrepresent the truth about what they are trying to do. The other instance of this happening recently is of course Michael Miglini representing the supposedly recreational charter fishing association CFA - Miglini is a COMMERCIAL IFQ SHAREHOLDER as well.

    Do they have no shame?

    If the Environmental Defense wants to push their agenda, then stand up and do so in an honest, forthright manner - enough of this foolishness.

    Capt.Thomas J. Hilton
  • CaptBobBryantCaptBobBryant Posts: 5,716 Officer
    Interesting reply we all got back from the eloquent and intelligent Capt Jim...huh.
    National Association of Recreational Anglers - Add Your Voice
    https://www.facebook.com/RecAnglers?notif_t=page_new_likes
  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    There are quite a few problems here with what Capt. Clements is trying to pull off that need to be noted;

    1) There is NOTHING on his "fishing charter" website that has anything to do with fishing on a charter - just links to EDF-propaganda slamming Rep. Southerland.

    2) Try doing a web search on anything related to Captain Jim's Charters, such as fishing reports, photos of satisfied customers holding up big fish, pics of the "charter" vessel, the captain, etc. etc. There is nothing to be found, well, because Capt Clements is not REALLY a charter captain - he is a commercial IFQ shareholder.

    3) There are no federal permits OR state licenses for Jim Clements, James Clements, or Capt. Jim's Charters - that's because he is not a charter captain, but simply an EDF shill.

    Capt. Thomas J. Hilton
  • aboveboredabovebored Posts: 1,354 Officer
    Once again, in this case we see a COMMERCIAL IFQ SHAREHOLDER masquerading as a Michael Miglini representing the supposedly recreational charter fishing association CFA - Miglini is a COMMERCIAL IFQ SHAREHOLDER [/QUOTE]

    This guy is a major player in the fishing permit brokorage business.
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