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What would the Founding Fathers say. This is all the hunters and fisherman in the country against some 'crazy people". Obama and the democratic party are signing thier death warrents for the fall elections. This will make the House and Senate, Republican.
 

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What would the Founding Fathers say. This is all the hunters and fisherman in the country against some 'crazy people". Obama and the democratic party are signing thier death warrents for the fall elections. This will make the House and Senate, Republican.
Not really! there are far more liberals and conservationists than there are outdoorsman! unfortunately this is just a step in the direction they want to go,now they will use this tactic to their adavantage as to get their foot in the door,they may not be able to get rec fishing shut down but it will allow them to negotiate so they may come back with a long list of Mpa's and very strict rules. Another thing i've been trying to figure out is that alot of the funding for federal and state parks comes from fishing stamps and licenses. it would just be a trickle down effect from the get go! I really dont see how this decision would be effective in any way but who knows maybe he is setting up for a communist take over.
 

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here is the full article

Monday, March 8, 2010
Culled out
By Robert Montgomery
ESPNOutdoors.com

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. "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.

As ESPN previously reported, WWF, Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, Pew Environment Group and others produced a document entitled "Transition Green" shortly after Obama was elected in 2008. What has happened since suggests that the task force has been in lockstep with that position paper.

Then in late summer, just after he created the task force, these groups produced "Recommendations for the Adoption and Implementation of an Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes National Policy." This document makes repeated references to "overfishing," but doesn't once reference recreational angling, its importance, and its benefits, both to participants and the resource.
Additionally, some of these same organizations have revealed their anti-fishing bias by playing fast and loose with "facts," in attempts to ban tackle containing lead in the United States and Canada.
That same tunnel vision, in which recreational angling and commercial fishing are indiscriminately lumped together as harmful to the resource, has persisted with the task force, despite protests by the angling industry.

As more evidence of collusion, the green groups began clamoring for an Executive Order to implement the task force's recommendations even before the public comment period ended in February. Fishing advocates had no idea that this was coming.

Perhaps not so coincidentally, the New York Times reported on Feb. 12 that "President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities."

Morlock fears that "what we're seeing coming at us is an attempted dismantling of the science-based fish and wildlife model that has served us so well. There's no basis in science for the agendas of these groups who are trying to push the public out of being able to fish and recreate.

"Conflicts (user) are overstated and problems are manufactured. It's all just an excuse to put us off the water."

In the wake of the task force's framework document, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and its partners in the U.S. Recreational Fishing & Boating Coalition against voiced their concerns to the administration.

"Some of the potential policy implications of this interim framework have the potential to be a real threat to recreational anglers who not only contribute billions of dollars to the economy and millions of dollars in tax revenues to support fisheries conservation, but who are also the backbone of the American fish and wildlife conservation ethic," said CSF President Jeff Crane.

Morlock, a member of the CSF board, added, "There are over one million jobs in America supported coast to coast by recreational fishing. The task force has not included any accountability requirements in their reports for evaluating or mitigating how the new policies they are drafting will impact the fishing industry or related economies.

"Given that the scope of this process appears to include a new set of policies for all coastal and inland waters of the United States, the omission of economic considerations is inexcusable."
This is not the only access issue threatening the public's right to fish, but it definitely is the most serious, according to Chris Horton, national conservation director for BASS.

"With what's being created, the same principles could apply inland as apply to the oceans," he said. "Under the guise of 'marine spatial planning' entire watersheds could be shut down, even 2,000 miles up a river drainage from the ocean.

"Every angler needs to be aware because if it's not happening in your backyard today or tomorrow, it will be eventually.

"We have one of the largest voting blocks in the country and we need to use it. We must not sit idly by."
 

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Let him try to shut all fishing down. That would lay bare his enviro-wacko friendly tendencies. Talk about inciting a grass-roots tea party movement. NO ONE but the far-far left fringe would support him.
 

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It will start with no fishing in Marine Sanctuaries which include places like Stellwagen and the Florida Keys. Following that it will be the adding of more MPA'S which will be full no take zones and continue on. No, he will not ban recreational fishing but...the administration will make it so restrictive it will not be worth going if you like to bring a fish home for dinner. This will effect the charter party industry as the regulations from NMFS is already proven this. Then it will be the tackle and bait shops, marinas, boat builders and so on. A guy I know in Maine who built great fiberglass offshore downeast hulls states things are exttremely slow to dead in the uindustry now due to regulations and future ones on the horizon.

I believe this needs to get to a national media level by the RFA or another group (is there one?) who can send the message adn what it means not only to Americans but also the economy of small towns which depend on a good solid fishery that attracts anglers.

Capt Dave
 

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The Recreational Fishing Alliance's James Donofrio was the driving force behind the recent Rally in Washington, which was the impetus for the ESPN story.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/09/espn-obama-may-ban-recreational-fishing-or-something/


ESPN is to be commended for exposing the Obama Admin's Oceans Policy Task Force and its extreme anti-fishing agenda. And Michelle Malkin's HotAir.com is to be commended for giving legs to the story but also for including Obama's sack of lies in Sportfishing Magazine's pre-election Q&A

I posted on Hotair.com at 8:01pm 3-09

Anyone who thinks that the Obama Administration won't allow the well-funded Envirofascist lobby to dictate that Obama use the presidency's executive order powers to inflict a ban on all public offshore & inland waters needs only to look south to the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council's pending Amendment 17B ban on deepdropping in waters deeper than 240 feet. It's almost a done deal despite many "experts" saying that it could never happen, no way, yada yada. I began warning people years ago that SAFMC was looking for an excuse to ban deepdropping and I was told I was wrong. I wasn't. I hope to God I'm wrong on this one.

Get involved. Support the RFA. Write your Congressman and your two Senators.

Mark
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Pres., 100 Fathom Fishing Club
 

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You might want to read a counterpoint to the conspiracy theory...

http://www.examiner.com/x-37128-Cha...3d9-ESPN-claims-Obama-is-about-to-ban-fishing

I encourage you to wait and take a look at the document itself, form your OWN opinion, and don't assume anything...
I did form my own opinion....This Dan Weeks guy is an Assh$*e. plain and simple. Its a propagandist response. Who would of ever thought we would of been discussing that our right to fish saltwater was about to be taken away? I'm disgusted, this shouldn't even be a conversation coming from any American's mouth.

"Most environmental groups, however, have legitimate concerns which recreational fishing groups can understand and work with to keep fishing open throughout America and still be wise stewards of the resource"

WTF kind of statement is this? I can't understand any conern any "envirnmental group" may have. It's all one sided, plain and simple. Sorry, I'm tired, fustrated and just plain disgusted with how this country is being run. Don't care what laws are out there or who governs what....if I want to eat a saltwater fish, i am going to eat a saltwater fish and f$^k the govt!
 

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The boss of Noaa is Dr. Jane Lubchenco, who is a tree hugger from Oregon who graduated from Obama's college, namely Harvard University.
She helped put those lumberjacks out of business in Oregon because of that stupid owl, which they later found out did not need the deep growth foests to survive.
She is another Algore, full of bull----.
 

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Obama must GO!!!

This is such BS!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
I will hold my true feelings as not to get arrested by the feds.
WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK he puts a tax on each fish that we catch (if we are allowed to catch them).
What's next?
After they put government controls on the fishing, health care and then what our food?
After our food will it be the 2nd ammendment?
Like HELL!!! They will have to pry my dead fingers from the weapon before I'll give it up!!!!

Obama doesn't want to hear from us again!!! Well he and all his DEM friends can go to HELL!!!:thumbsdown:
 
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