The (fill in blank) 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.
"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),
"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
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
Having delt with many of these groups for several years in land access issues for OHV orgs, all the quotes above should make everybody who loves to fish very concerned, we are about to loose another american pastime as we now experience it.
What is going on is the game of take on give, they'll press to take it all, but will give a little in return, what you end up with is a heavily regulated activity, if you have the activity at all.
If you don''t think it's possibe...............think again
Good heads up Xort, but too little too late