September 11, 2011
As more and more onerous regulations are imposed on fisherman and women all over this country, I have been contemplating the effects of the National Marine Fisheries Service, (NMFS) and its fascist parent company, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , (NOAA) are having on all fisherman and women.
Over 49% of the commercial fishing fleet is required to have a government employee, called an “OBSERVER,” on board when departing the dock. Most recreational fishermen could care less or are totally in favor of that kind of regulation because it does not affect them. But like every other regulation that blankets our lives like a cast net, it is just a mater of time before they put you and I under the same magnifying glass. How many fishermen do you know that would be willing to take some geek with a pad and pencil out on his boat to observe and detail, not only how many and what size fish you catch, but exactly where you went to catch them and every other detail it took you years to master? I don’t think, “Jellyfish Jane” (Head of NOAA) would like it much either if I was to follow her around on her time off to record her every move! (god forbid)
In an all out effort to put some common sense and and fairness into the process I have drafted a well thought out plan to improve the “OBSERVER PROGRAM.”
1.) I will personally interview every applicant for these new positions in way that insures the integrity of “MY” new system.
2.) Each applicant must (at time of interview) have all equipment required:
a- a sharp fillet knife,and a cutting board
b- a blindfold
c- a thirty pak (not required but an option)
d- some fishing experience
e- a ruler
If all positions are not filled in a timely manner … the requirements and standards will be lowered.
Please submit all applications at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR , HOOK
EMANDHACKEM SHIRTS AT THE
PT. PL. SEAFOOD FEST SEPT. 17, 2011.