Tuesday, March 09, 2010

From Sea to Shining Sea -- No More Fishing for U.S. Citizens?

According to this report on this report, your freedom to soak those worms may soon be lost, along with all those jobs that depend on sport fishing:

"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." (Read the rest at ESPN . . .)

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