Your Crab Cake May Be Permanently On Back Order : TreeHugger
Maryland and Virginia’s U.S. senators say there’s no time to waste in declaring the decline of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs a federal disaster…In a letter to federal authorities, the senators argue for a declaration that would provide about $20 million in federal aid to watermen and seafood processors hurt by the crab’s decline…The letter was sent yesterday to Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland and John W. Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia point out that blue crab stocks in the estuary are down about 70 percent from 1990.
Stocks down by 70% since 1990? Seems like irresponsible resource management to me. Hm, anybody remember this movie?
I was born in Baltimore, but you don’t have to be from there to see the short-sightedness of this. Rather than supply temporary pain relief it would be more responsible to address the source of the problem: the environmental and overfishing issues that have been growing factors for years. Unless human birth rates decline here as they are in Europe I don’t see either issue being addressed adequately; every positive step is countered by a population increase that negates it. Even retaining the status quo can be difficult. Maybe that was why the police state began investing in Soylent Green!
“Soylent Green”….What demented soul came up with that one?
It takes the words, “Going Green” down to a different level, doesn’t it?