FEDS TO 60 MILLION AMERICAN ANGLERS:WE DON’T NEED YOU

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by BIGMIKE1957, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. BIGMIKE1957

    BIGMIKE1957 New Member

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    FEDS TO 60 MILLION AMERICAN ANGLERS:
    WE DON’T NEED YOUIRVINE, Calif. USA – October 5, 2009 – A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. Under the guise of ‘protecting’ these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009.
    Dave Pfeiffer, President of Shimano American Corporation explained, “In spite of extensive submissions from the recreational fishing community to the Task Force in person and in writing, they failed to include any mention of the over one million jobs or the 6o million anglers which may be affected by the new policies coast to coast. Input from the environmental groups who want to put us off the water was adopted into the report verbatim – the key points we submitted as an industry were ignored.”
    Recreational fishing generates a $125 billion annual economy in the United States and supports jobs in every state according to government figures. Through the Sport Fish Restoration program, anglers have provided more than $5 billion through excise taxes on fishing tackle to fishery conservation and education for decades.
    In addition to the economic aspects, anglers lead the nation in volunteer conservation efforts on behalf of improving fish habitat, water quality and related environmental areas. “There was no mention of the fishery conservation efforts which anglers have led for over 50 years in every state – an environmental success story that has no equal in the world”, said Phil Morlock, Director, Environmental Affairs for Shimano. “The Task Force did not make any distinction between the dramatic differences between harmful commercial fishing harvest methods and recreational fishing, even though we spelled it out for them in detail,” added Morlock.
    Claiming to be the result of a public consultation process the report states, “Having considered a broad range of public comments, this report reflects the requests and concerns of all interested parties.”
    The original White House memo and not surprisingly the Task Force report contains multiple references to developing a national policy where Great Lakes and coastal regions are managed, “consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” - a 300-page treaty the U.S. has never ratified.
    “We question what implications there will be for state authority and jurisdiction in the Great Lakes and coastal regions if the U.S. adopts the U.N. Treaty,” said Pfeiffer.
    The report makes it clear that future authority for implementing the policy for coastal and inland waters will fall under White House jurisdiction with a new National Ocean Council comprised of over 20 federal agencies at Cabinet Secretary or Deputy Secretary level. No reference to Congressional jurisdiction is indicated.
    “This significant change in U.S. policy direction is the result of a 90-day fire drill process as ordered by the President that, not surprisingly, lacks balance, clarity and quality in the end product,” said Morlock. “People who simply want to take their kids fishing on public waters deserve better from their government,” he added.
    Shimano is joining with other members of the recreational fishing industry to urge anglers to contact their members of Congress and the administration to request this process be required to adopt the economic, conservation and social contributions of recreational fishing as key elements of the policy. It is critical that we ensure Congressional oversight and state jurisdiction and management continues.
    E-letters can be sent to the administration and members of Congress by visiting KeepAmericanFishing.org. The future of fishing is in your hands.
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    Editor’s Note: Phil Morlock is attending Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus functions this week in Washington, DC, but will make himself available for questions, interviews on this. Contact John Mazurkiewicz with Catalyst Marketing for arrangements.:angry:
     
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  2. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    And this is new to you in what way?
    Have you not been following the MLPA closures that have been making their way down the west coast?
    Even though we have been making every effort to make our voices heard we are about to lose vast areas of the So. Ca. ocean to faulty science driven by east coast wealthy so called environmentalists (take a moment to spit) that really have little if any understanding of social, economic or environmental impact of what they are pushing on us.
     

  3. BIGMIKE1957

    BIGMIKE1957 New Member

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    I was a where of the saltwater areas not the freshwater lakes and rivers areas .
     
  4. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Thanks for the post Mike and welcome to the BOC:wink:
     
  5. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    They mean well , but are going about it incorrectly. If it weren't for us , they wouldn't exist!!

    Like they say , the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
     
  6. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    They are going to cities and getting them to close areas also, those areas aren't part of the MPLA closures. Was a meeting in San Diego today to get the city to close part of the coast by La Jolla. There aren't enough game wardens, or funding to enforce these things anyway.
     
  7. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    I been telling people ever since they started shoving this MLPA up our keisters that if they thought it was only going to be ocean waters they were fools.
    Once these "we know whats best for you" liberals get the bit in their teeth, you can bet they will try and do as much damage as they can before people finally wise up.
    Don't think they will stop with California either.
    Watch what happens to your favorite fishing spot in your state
     
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  8. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Welcome aboard to the BOC Mike an many thanks for the post.
     
  9. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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  10. dhines

    dhines New Member

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    i can hardly wait until we get more moderates in washington that won't keep trying to shove this ulltra leftist crap down our throats. to my democrat friends, don't take this as a 'bash' on you, because i used the word 'moderate' with intention . . . there is common sense in both parties, so long as we stick with the middle ground.

    i am so frustrated with all this nonsense, and i am hoping a message will be sent with the upcoming 2010 elections. we need to send a message and throw the extremists out of office, that way it will force common sense to have a better foothold.

    i guess i see it differently than you . . . i think the average person supporting this stuff has good intentions, but the people behind it definitely don't have good intenetions. they know what they are doing, they are trying to force their liberal agenda on us, whether we like it or not.

    like i said above, i think a lot of things are going to change in 2010 . . . and with that in mind they might be trying to ram through as much of their agenda prior to that happening.
     
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  11. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tom, for bringing up your prior infor on the MLPA....

    This "bag of crapola" from the Feds is BS....

    "The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. Under the guise of ‘protecting’ these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009.

    Co on America.... sounds like the Germany that I knew about when I was statiioned over there...... Hunting, fishing, all controlled....

    PETA folks and other ultra wings are the cause of this....They are not all from California... but Pelosi and Harmon, and fienstein ...they are...