News Summary June 13, 2016
Today's Main Story: 1000 People come out to Celebrate Kodiak's Working Waterfront During Council Meetings
Today's news opens reporting that as the N. Pacific Council prepares to move closer to designing a catch allocation program for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska, over 1000 people rallied in Kodiak Saturday evening with a parade that circled the harbor in a charity event organized by the Groundfish Data Bank and Kodiak Processors. All the main groundfish plants in Kodiak participated: Trident, APS/North Pacific, Pacific Seafoods, Ocean Beauty, Global Seafoods, and International Seafoods. At the Seafood feed that followed the parade, a pie throwing fundraiser raised over $17,000 for charity. High profile advocates and fisheries regulators agreed to take pies in the face, including Trident's Joe Plesha, Kodiak's Council Member Duncan Fields, and NMFS Deputy Regional Administrator Glenn Merrill.
In other news, when Greenpeace is caught denying scientific consensus, their reaction is to try and claim that the scientists are not independent, but simply mouthpieces for the industry Greenpeace is targeting. This has been an effective tactic in fighting global warming, as there is evidence of a concerted campaign by the fossil fuel industry to fund the 1% of scientists who take a contrary view against the well-established
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