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Blackwater to enforce California's marine protected areas
by Dan Bacher
Monday Apr 1st, 2013 8:45 AM
"It's time to get tough with anglers who cross the line into our pristine marine reserves, now that the glorious network of marine protected areas, created under the most open and transparent process in world history, is in place from the California/Oregon stateline to the U.S./Mexico border," said Chuck Bonham, Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. "Blackwater is renowned for its no-holds barred enforcement style and we want every angler to know that they will treat violators of these marine reserves with no mercy."
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Department of Fish and Wildlife News Advisory: For Immediate Release, April Fool's Day (April 1), 2013

Media Contact: Joe Destructo, CDFW Communications, 916-NOT-THER

Blackwater to enforce California's marine protected areas

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Chuck Bonham on April 1, 2013 announced the beginning of a historic partnership between Blackwater (now Academi Corporation) and the CDFW to enforce the statewide network of marine protected areas created under the landmark Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.

The Western States Petroleum Association, Walmart, Safeway Corporation and the Resources Legacy Foundation, all avid backers of the MLPA Initiative, have generously offered to pay for the costs of enforcement.

Bonham announced that the Academi Corporation – previously known as Xe Services LLC, Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide – will be enforcing these "Yosemites of the Sea" and glorious marine parks in an innovative public-private partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

"It's time to get tough with anglers who cross the line into our pristine marine reserves, now that the glorious network of marine protected areas, created under the most open and transparent process in world history, is in place from the California/Oregon stateline to the U.S./Mexico border," said Bonham. "Blackwater is renowned for its no-holds barred enforcement style and we want every angler to know that they will treat violators of these marine reserves with no mercy."

"However, oil companies, municipal polluters, corporate aquaculture operations, the U.S. military, and wind, wave and nuclear power companies don't need to worry, since only fishing and gathering are prohibited in these wonderful new underwater parks," emphasized Bonham.

Bonham noted that volunteers from the Coalition of Ocean Greenwashers (COG) and other Walton Family Foundation-funded environmental NGOs will assist the CDFW and the Academi (formerly Blackwater) in their surveillance of fishermen.

"The visionary public-private partnership between the state of California and the Academi corporation will hopefully pave the way for the wholistic protection of our marine waters through the removal of all fishermen and Tribal gatherers," said Leon Panetta, longtime backer of the MLPA Initiative, former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense. "Their removal will allow the military, private contractors, oil industry and ocean industrialists to restore the historic bounty of our oceans by bombing, drilling and exploiting them. Protection is destruction and destruction is protection."

Panetta also announced that the CIA has graciously agreed to offer its drones to assist the private contractor, CDFW and volunteers in the surveillance and apprehension of violators of the historic network of marine protected areas that was completed on December 19, 2012.

"This unprecedented cooperation between the federal government, CDFW, private corporations and volunteers in the enforcement of marine protected areas marks a new dawn in environmental protection," said Governor Jerry Brown. "If the public-private partnership between the state and Blackwater turns out to be as fruitful as we predict it will be, we anticipate using Blackwater and other private contractors to remove pesky Delta farmers from their land to make way for the construction of my peripheral tunnels to deliver water to needy San Joaquin Valley farmers such as Stewart Resnick of Paramount Farms and to oil industry visionaries to expand hydraulic fracturing in California."

"The removal of those tacky hook-and-line fishermen and seaweed gatherers from vast areas of the ocean clears the path for environmentally sustainable activities including offshore oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, ocean mining, seismic testing, wind and wave energy projects, aquaculture and urban development," said Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association and the Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force for the South Coast. "I'm thrilled to hear that an organization with such a stellar reputation as Blackwater will be helping the Department of Fish and Wildlife to enforce California's visionary Yosemites of the Sea."

Bonham added that the Department, in conjunction with Blackwater, will also step up its enforcement of the new sturgeon fishing regulations, reminding anglers that the penalties for catching sturgeon without obtaining a punch card are "extremely severe."

Anglers can view the video taken on a sturgeon trip on San Pablo Bay by Gordon Hough, captain of the Morning Star, demonstrating the Department of Fish and Wildlife's new "get tough" policy in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfe7YhBTE9Y&feature



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by ANGRY
Tuesday Apr 2nd, 2013 4:43 PM
The arrogance of this corporation to involve it self in domestic affairs on US soil after everything it has done to the Iraqi people should be a red flag indicator that we are being provoked by this government into fighting back. This is the standard definition of what they call a psyops i.e. psychological warfare attack against the America people. This is like "we are getting ready and coming for you and what are you going to do about it" and "we dare you to act."

But almost nobody on the left publically opposes the creeping militarism in America until they get a republican in office 8 YEARS LATER and 8 YEARS OF NEW POLICE STATE LEGISLATION HAS ALREADY BEEN PASSED. After 8 years of increased militarism do the liberals show them selves in the street and where were all the conservative constitutionalist when Bush was doing all the same things Obama is doing now and where are all the leftist activists protesting the things Bush did that Obama is doing today?

How can both sides of the political spectrum just give up when their party is in power even when both parties blatantly show to be a carbon copy of one another? WTF IS WRONG WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

How long does this circus show have to continue while people die?

It's almost as if there is no hope in waking up either side because both sides are ignorant as fuck and what does that mean for the rest of us who are awake.

It just the fact that we who are informed and can't be fooled by this system anymore are on our own living in a very dark and lonely world. Not only that but these ignorant sheep are putting everyone of us at risk because we are the only ones who 'know' something is not right and actually know what it is that is not right but what good is the truth if only the few actually know what is going on? What if the people who 'know' have to unite and fight one day to protect them selves? It's not going to help very much if everyone else is too dumb to think for them selves and just listens to what ever the military and the police tell them.

It seems so hopeless.