Thread: Sportfishing......and economics
07-28-2005, 12:42 PM #1
I took the liberty of copying this off afishing bulletin board.....found it interesting in terms of the comment on NAFTA........
"Sorry to be a downer but I don't think all the contributions to conservation organizations are going to do much good in the long run (even though I contribute to those organizations too) as long as people are as desparate as they are in the so-called developing nations like Panama. A lot of them ARE NOT developing (except for top 10%)because of economic and political policies forced on them by the rich western/northern nations and the big financial institutions like the IMF, World Bank etc. Their governments are forced to cut education and conservation/environmental programs in order to service their debts to those wealthy countries (banks actually)and institutions. For instance In Mexico NAFTA allowed that country to be flooded with cheap corn grown on big agri-business farms in the midwest which, during the 1980s-90s drove a lot of the Mexican farmers off the land into commercial fishing, etc. I realize this is political and economic and is sort of verboten on this board but unfortunately these types of issues have a tremendous impact on the health of fisheries and therefore of course, sport fishing. Just my .02 worth."
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