Environmentalists Use Fishing Monitors to Shut Down Commercial Fishing

Despite Congressional funding, a long standing dispute involving environmentalists and commercial fishermen over fishing monitors will continue. The dispute is over how the monitors should be paid for. Environmentalists say the fishing industry should foot the bill, while fishermen want the taxpayers to do so. On the surface it sounds like a fight over subsidies…

Mexican fishermen protest, demand environmentalists leave

Fishermen from the town of San Felipe, Mexico are up in arms over calls by environmentalists for a boycott of Mexican shrimp and are urging Mexico’s government to ban gillnet fishing. ABC News states the fishermen directed their anger at the Sea Shepherd whose infamous former captain, Paul Watson, is best known to ram Japanese…

Obama outlaws fishing at Cape Cod, bankrupts area commercial fishing

With the stroke of a pen President Barack Obama announced today he will outlaw commercial fishing in an area of Cape Cod by designating 5000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean off of the Cape Cod coastline. According to Masslive, commercial fishermen are livid, while environmentalists are ecstatic. The designation applies to an area close to Georges Bank,…