NOAA Eliminating Recreational Fishing. Obama Adm Will Accept No More Public Imput

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    Just like a true Communist he wants to eliminate one of Americas favorite recreations, fishing both onshore and offshore. This will be a jobs nightmare for coastal residents and charter fisherman all over the US. Ironically Sarah Palin is a fisherman and runs a commercial salmon fishing business. What better way for Obama to hit back a potential opponent by destroying something she and all Americans love doing. I urge everyone to call their lawmakers. This will fly under the radar if nothing is done.


    Obama administration will accept no more public input for federal fishery strategy

    Task force ends public input - ESPN

    The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.
    This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is "fluid" and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn't issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters.

    That's a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing industry insiders who have negotiated for months with officials at the Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force. These angling advocates have come to suspect that public input into the process was a charade from the beginning.

    Click here for archive"When the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) completed their successful campaign to convince the Ontario government to end one of the best scientifically managed big game hunts in North America (spring bear), the results of their agenda had severe economic impacts on small family businesses and the tourism economy of communities across northern and central Ontario," said Phil Morlock, director of environmental affairs for Shimano.

    "Now we see NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the administration planning the future of recreational fishing access in America based on a similar agenda of these same groups and other Big Green anti-use organizations, through an Executive Order by the President. The current U.S. direction with fishing is a direct parallel to what happened in Canada with hunting: The negative economic impacts on hard working American families and small businesses are being ignored.

    "In spite of what we hear daily in the press about the President's concern for jobs and the economy and contrary to what he stated in the June order creating this process, we have seen no evidence from NOAA or the task force that recreational fishing and related jobs are receiving any priority."
    Consequently, unless anglers speak up and convince their Congressional representatives to stop this bureaucratic freight train, it appears that the task force will issue a final report for "marine spatial planning" by late March, with President Barack Obama then issuing an Executive Order to implement its recommendations — whatever they may be.

    Led by NOAA's Jane Lubchenco, the task force has shown no overt dislike of recreational angling, but its indifference to the economic, social and biological value of the sport has been deafening.

    Additionally, Lubchenco and others in the administration have close ties to environmental groups who would like nothing better than to ban recreational angling. And evidence suggests that these organizations have been the engine behind the task force since before Obama issued a memo creating it last June.
     
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    That article was almost entirely devoid of any real information on what is going on.
    Lots of rhetoric though.
    And according to the pic there are no black fishermen.

    Find an article that says something clear on this topic and I would appreciate it.

    I get the feeling that recreational fishermen are being used for some other purpose by another group or two.
     
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    Basically, over fished areas are being closed to fishing to allow stocks to rebound.
     
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    But they are my fish and I want to keep them!
     
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    I received a special notice about this from the NRA, Bass Pro Shops, Daneilson ltd, The NM Game and Fish dept, the AZ Game and Fish Dept, The Natl. Assoc. of Professional Hunting and Fishing Guides, The American Sportfishing Assoc., The Marina at Roosevelt Lake, Law Enterprises, and the emails keep coming in.

    As one who is a licensed hunting and fishing guide in my state, I can assure you that there is something valid in this story. I have never received so many 'notifications' and requests to contact both my state legislators and those at the federal level in one day, never.

    This move could be a blessing in disguise as it is exposing the "environmental" and "animal rights" movements for what they are and could actually lead to the total discrediting of both.

    There is just too many fishermen and hunters for this to stand. There are simply too many that make at least a partial living in support of hunting and fishing.

    Write, call and email your so-called leaders on this.
     
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    Why would the pic need to show black fishermen?
     
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    Didn't Feingold introduce a bill about a year ago in reference to changing what the government owns in reference to waterways? What happened to that bill?
     
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    If Arizona Fish and Game, as well as NM Fish and Game is concerned, so am I.

    We all want to support the proper management of our wildlife, some of us even volunteer to help. Some of us have even performed citizen's arrests to support enforcement of wildlife management.

    As with all things scientific, when politics gets involved, science goes out the window.
     
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    Here is another press release from the American Sportfishing Assoc.
    American Sportfishing Association

    I got this last month, it cites the 'new' waterway rules you speak of in your post.
    It also has links to contact your federal legislators.


    I edited this to add yet another link:
    www.keepamericafishing.org.
     
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    what else to you expect from Retired army retard? He litters the forum with these bullshit article
     

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