Maker Asks Council for Support in Advance of Anti-Catch Shares Rally


Jay Barrett/KMXT

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.


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