NPFMC to host Council Coordination Committee in Anchorage in May

Standing, left to right: Denby Lloyd, Sam Cotten, Roy Hyder, Dave Benson, Doug Mecum, Mike Cerne, John Henderschedt, Bill Tweit.  Seated, left to right:  Duncan Fields, Dan Hull, Dave Hanson, Eric Olson, Nicole Ricci, Ed Dersham, and Lisa Ragone.

Apr 23, 2010

From Groundswell Fisheries Movement:

Alaska regional fish council to host coordination committee May 17-21, 2010

Posted by Stephen Taufen on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is going to host all of the nation’s regional fishery management council’s leaders in Anchorage from May 17-21, 2010.  The Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act established the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) which holds two annual meetings, one hosted by a RFMC (regional fishery management council).  We haven’t seen any public notification of this meeting and the clock is ticking…

Apparently public oral and written comments may be allowed…. so stay tuned.  NOAA is required to give adequate public notice, as well.

The CCC’s May 17-21 Anchorage meeting agenda is not yet available.  It is expected that Director Jane Lubchenco and other top NOAA officials and guests will be present, along with council and other muckety mucks.

Read the post here.

We also looked for the agenda and call for comments and haven’t had any luck. We will update this thread as more information becomes available to the public.


6 Responses to “NPFMC to host Council Coordination Committee in Anchorage in May”

  1. Man_from_Unk Says:

    Thank you Mr. Taufen for keeping on top of things that are important to all Alaskan’s. It’ll be interesting to see where they advertise this up-coming meeting – Walmart bulletin board under the weekly coupons for fish food? These people are afraid of the public because they’ve neglected their duties B I G T I M E. The only one with a big set of cahones is that Nicole Ricci! Go lady go! Keep those MEN honest.

  2. Man_from_Unk Says:

    I wonder who positioned Eric Olson in the middle of the picture. He sure stands out doesn’t he. He should, he is in the middle of all that destruction of the Salmon because he works for the CDQ program. My guess is that is where his loyalty lies because CDQ funds make his wallet thick. Money talks and poor people stay poor.

  3. Naknek_bound Says:

    Good information from Mr. Staufen. How has the CDQ benefitted Bristol Bay communities with their outrageious purchase of Ocean Beauty seafoods a few years ago? It hasn’t. The big guys will now swallow up the little guys and in the three years since the purchase I have yet to see a spreadsheet of the profits gained and to be re-invested into Bristol Bay. They should show the numbers to the residents of Bristol Bay.

  4. Man_from_Unk Says:

    Hey Nak, same issue in the Norton Sound with this region’s CDQ program, NSEDC. Only selected FEEL GOOD and WE’RE GREAT GUYS information is reported to the public. The most important financial statistics are kept CONFIDENTIAL to protect their Big Brother Partners in the Bering Sea Corporate Fishing Industry. Word is they gave a CEO’s kid a ten thousand dollar raise and there is no one in the region who can explain what the heck the big salary is paying for. What is the Big Salary Paying For? I don’t know! As a Stakeholder in the Public Funds, isn’t it my Right to Know – it darn well IS. CDQ’s need to be held accountable for their part in destroying a valuable resource for the little guys in Western Alaska – the Salmon.

  5. ugavic Says:

    We are working a post, or series the way it is turning out on CDQs that we HOPE will take the discussion still further.

    We feel the time is right to help people understand what the history is, what the organizations SHOULD be and maybe work on how to proceed with some good input from all of you!!

    There is such a lack of knowledge and overall we are determined to be knowledge sharers instead of the old habit of knowlege keepers!!

    Stay tuned!! :-)

  6. Man_from_Unk Says:

    Blogger Nak points out that the Bristol Bay CDQ group bought an “outrageous purchase of Ocean Beauty seafoods” and has yet to see a spreadsheet of the profits gained and re-invested into Bristol Bay. Norton Sound’s CDQ, NSEDC, bought the biggest factory trawler ship in the United States for a undisclosed amount and there is no “spreadsheet of the profits gained” either. It looks like these CDQs are a front for the bigger guys. The dumber the Board, the easier it is to manipulate them with a miniscule per diem check.

    So recently NSEDC had a quarterly meeting in the Southern Norton Sound village of Unalakleet because “they want us back” according to the President of the Board. The rest of the region have no idea who “they” are. “They” are village people or just a handful of Public Money hoarders. The latter is my bet. I wonder how much booze was bought to entice the loyal manipulated ones -word is that the last time at Unalakleet the Board members got a FREE six pack of beer. Big brother taking care of little brother for a miniscule per diem check and FREE beer. That’s cheap compared to how much they are stuffing into their own pockets. Miniscule per diem check and FREE beer. At least they stopped taking the Board down to the Seattle area to wine and dine them at a Casino. Keeping a few bucks in the region. Miniscule per diem check and FREE beer. That’s an insult to the people. Treating them like Dumb Natives. That’s an insult to the people.

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