At last week’s Kodiak City Council meeting, store owner and fisheries activist Rhonda Maker told the council of her plans to attend a rally in Washington D.C., protesting the growth of the catch share quota system of managing the nation’s fisheries.
— (Rally 1 25 sec "Fishermen are under the … coming and participating.")
Maker, who owns the Treasury on the Mall, has long criticized the privatization of fisheries through the catch-share system, and she says it is only increasing under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new administrator:
— (Rally 2 38 sec "Fishermen in American … and it’s just wrong.")
She said the nation is looking to Kodiak for leadership in the fight against catch shares:
— (Rally 3 34 sec "We all know that … by doing that.")
The rally that Maker will be attending is just over a month from now on February 24th, on the steps of the U.S. Capital Building.