Obama: Future ban of fishing ?

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    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.

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    "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."



    Fisheries In Danger
    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.

    Obama moving to limit fishing access - ESPN
     
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    These are truly sad days for America when they want to take away our right to fish........:(
     
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    Yeah , recreational fishermen here in Texas are singing the blues about ever more restrictive limits on fishing , but maybe they should have thought about that when they teamed up with environmentalists to kill off commercial fishing . What made the recreational fishermen think the environmentalists would stop at commercial fishing ?
     
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    Is fishing to feed your family a privilege or a right ?
     
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    This goes far beyond PETAs effort to change the name of fish to" kittens of the sea."
     
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    I've glossed over this PDF:

    THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

    Here's the link - http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/def.../091209-Interim-CMSP-Framework-Task-Force.pdf

    Made it to page 22 and don't see any real threat to leisure/sport fishing.

    From page 10:

    2. Multiple existing uses (e.g., commercial fishing, recreational fishing and boating, marine transportation, sand and gravel mining, and oil and gas operations) and emerging uses (e.g., off-shore renewable energy and aquaculture) would be managed in a manner that reduces conflict, enhances compatibility among uses and with sustained ecosystem functions and services, and increases certainty and predictability for economic investments.

    But I just don't see the need for such a plan. If existing agencies do their jobs and science takes presidence over environmental whacko-ism, then the objectives will be met.

    Obama is a job creator for sure- but we need people contributing to the GDP, not another layer of beuraucratic bullshit.
     
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    I think its a damn fine idea.

    First, it will be largely unenforceable.
    Second, the enforcement effort will engender a greater disrespect for and disavowal of government and its overreach.
     
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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/def.../091209-Interim-CMSP-Framework-Task-Force.pdf

    CMSP would be guided by the precautionary approach as defined in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration, “Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.”

    Principle 15

    In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

    -- Rio Declaration - Rio Declaration on Environment and Development - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) --
     
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    I can envision roving gangs of union thugs sinking boats as government pirates enforcing the law in Obama's new clean ocean.
     

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