Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beware of Cheap Immitations

I am not a crook! But I am the victim of a (unintentional , I'm sure) public smear campaign from my good friends over at the OBN and Google. This one is going to be hard to live down...

Wow , guess I catch more fish than I thought!





I promise I'm not "Killing Our Oceans" like the ad says....

I haven't even been fishing in almost a month and certainly not enough to kill anyone's ocean. Doesn't take much to amuse me after a long dry spell like that either....

On the other hand , in my arrogance I clicked on the link to see what they were saying about me. I was disappointed. Turns out it's a conservation organization that's trying to do what conservation organizations do.

I take things like that with a very large dose of skepticism. Some of it is very alarmist and often based on outdated scientific studies done by people who truly don't understand the resource. Which leads down a bumpy road of regulations enacted by people who know even less about the resource , and that in turn can end up hurting the watermen who are being "protected". It's a sad cycle that I have watched nearly destroy the economy of Hatteras Island. There's light at the end of the tunnel for Hatteras I hope , but for many businesses it's already too late.

More on the state of access on Hatteras in the next day or two and also an announcement about my favorite pier. Right now I have a little unfinished business with the Pacific Ocean that I need to take care of....

Have a great week!




1 comment:

  1. Oh that is funny =)

    Google can be quite the comic. Joe wrote me a few months ago and asked why there was an advo for a dating site on the OBN. I said....NO IDEA, but google must have thought you needed to see that ad since google serves up ads based on people visiting.

    Rebecca

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