The Falling Tide of 2013.

Over the course of the year we have corresponded with our State Congressman Walter B. Jones to help fight some regulations in the fishing industry off our coast.

There were also some additional regulations passed against North Carolina Oyster men which increases the mechanical harvesting license cost each year by 750%.

This Regulation was lobbied by the larger commercial dredgers which don't want smaller vessels having access to the trade.

We had to contact the entire state GOP and send a letter to the NC Governors office to get some attention on the matter before the States NC Marine Fisheries Director contacted us concerning the new regulation.

Though we consider the Marine Fisheries a partner in the sustainable development of the fisheries it has an obligation to enforce political policies and laws.

These laws are often designed by lobbyist groups to abolish the fishing industry entirely without regard to research or emerging technology.

Industries which clash and have conflicting interest over resources and territories often utilize environmental lobbyist groups and the scientific community to fight against their opponents in legislation.

Effectively regulating them out of business and paving a way to have unlimited access to certain resources.

Often it is simply the use of regulations to kill one industry to promote another, even if it means destroying the history or culture of a community.

Regulations to limit industry does nothing but kill creativity, ingenuity, and opportunity.

There are very few small business programs which help entrepreneurs develop technology for sustainable fishing operations in the United States. Even finding state of the art fishing technology in the U.S. is difficult.

Often Technology funding programs for the fisheries are designed for companies which already have a large market share in their industry, political influence, and plenty of capital to begin with.

Those programs then use fed or state tax funds to increase the profitability of an already profitable company.
Destroying the smaller businesses with regulations, and increasing the profitability and technological advancement of larger companies.

Our Company has contacted quite a few Venture Capitalist firms around the world outside our own financing and we can attest that the U.S. fishing industry is a highly unattractive investment for most Venture Capitalist. 

This makes it very difficult to start-up and grow in a established market being under-capitalized.

Especially when the larger companies stamp out growing competition using regulatory weapons of mass destruction.

High Regulation, High Labor and Equipment Cost, Low return, and Legislative Corruption leaves very little incentive for investors to bear the risk of investing in the fishing industry.

Even the technological sector in the fishing industry (mostly in America) is often met with strong opposition.

There are still many niche regional opportunities for (Well Capitalized Companies) in the fishing industry that can (Work around the Red Tape) and find those unregulated niches before the bureaucrats put it on the agenda.

Finding untapped products hidden from the eyes of regulators and competition in the fishing industry seems to be the key to early profitability for a start up company.

The Fishing Industry in America is as old as the agricultural industry, so it should not suprise you that it is the most regulated fishery in the world.

Our Company may decide to withdrawal our physical investment in the fishing industry to support it from the software and media industry.

"Don't fish in a Dead Pond, Go Somewhere Else."

We'll be slowly shifting assets outside the regulatory grasp of the fisheries and embracing the political, entertainment, and (more profitable) technical development side of the business.

It will take some time to network out to the companies and firms in silicon valley to grow some awareness about our mission.

No-one wants to ride in a ship with a experimental engine so were not asking any other VC's to jump on board, unless they can handle the loss.

We are engineering the company in a manner for which all our projects synchronize together into a complete engine, this will drive the mission. 

The mission is to build a company which becomes the flagship cultural brand for entire global fishing industry.

Thank you for reading, and have a Wonderful Christmas!
Mark A. Bartholomew, Managing Director
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