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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Got some news for ya. Sport fishing has all ready been regulated beyond rediculous.

    Just a couple of years ago the powers that be decided that I can only take two gag grouper and 2 black grouper and no more than 4 total in the combination. And now they gotta be 22" long. Gotta use circle hooks.

    Hardly worth the 50 mile offshore trip.

    This went down before Obama too. Under Bush, if I recall. Where were you then?
    Nah, it's gotta be the lib'rals' fault, somehow. They'll find a way.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Nah, it's gotta be the lib'rals' fault, somehow. They'll find a way.
    I know. I read the thread title and immediately thought, "Something's fishy here."

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    Baaaaaaaa-ad Conservative Sheeple

    Of course something's fishy here. It's the never-ending attempt by the right to take a bunch of nothing and spin it into Obama-blaming FEARRRR~!!!!!!

    Here's what I've found on this fabricated non-issue:

    Today on his television show Glenn Beck joined with other conservatives like Rush Limbaugh in suggesting President Obama was about to ban all fishing in the United States. Beck is actually behind the curve on this particular conspiracy theory as the "Obama will ban fishing story" started going viral on the internet two days ago. So where did this all start?

    An ESPN opinion blogger named Robert Montgomery wrote an article in which he suggested that President Obama could, and I stress could, ban fishing throughout the country. In support of his contention Montgomery cited no law before Congress and no regulation before a federal agency. Instead he basically stated that Obama is friendly with environmental groups and this will undoubtedly lead him to ban fishing.

    Despite these facts the conservative world was quick to jump on the story and millions of their loyal followers have subsequently believed the conspiracy theory. Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin, and Rush Limbaugh have all in some way pushed the "Obama to ban fishing" story. Today Beck finally joined the bandwagon. --Seattle Examiner



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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    I appreciate the update Glinda. But you need not bother.

    We're all hip to the fear factor thing.

    The only one's it does work on is already in their flock and most likely will always remain. So, no harm, no foul.

    If it keep's 'em outta trouble, let cry the wolf thing. Nobody's listening.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Here's the big scandal:

    Office of Sustainable Fisheries

    Fish are disappearing. Overfishing makes it worse. That's life. Don't blame the government for rationing a declining resource in order to save it, blame the causes of the decline - overfishing, loss of wetlands, pollution, etc.
    First, you say it's BS. Then, you you support the government's over-regulation of fishing. Greeeeeaaaaaat.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    How about we make sure next year there are at least 101 fish left. And the year after that at least 102. And so on and so forth so that our great grandchildren can catch big mouth bass too.
    That's why sportsmen purchase hunting/fishing licenses...to help fund wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    PBO is trying to get voted out. Legislation like this, that will have an obvious negative economic impact, plus will strip away our liberties are a sure fired way to get one's ass voted out of *write in whichever public office here*.



    Anyone, even Leftward leaning Americans that can't see their rights being taken away needs to wake up.
    I wouldn't support sweeping legislation that makes blanket rules for all species across the nation, but I would support it if it dealt with localized population levels. For example, in Atlantic Canada there are bans on fishing for cod at certain times of year or for a couple of years when populations plummet. Ever since the invention of modern fishing technology, populations have been harvested beyond sustainable levels.

    The government implements bans to let the populations regroup, and then lifts to bans to allow industry to thrive.

    This is the future for our coasts and lakes. If we want to have sustainable salt water and fresh water food populations for the future, balanced regulation is necessary.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    First, you say it's BS.
    It is.

    Then, you you support the government's over-regulation of fishing. Greeeeeaaaaaat.
    I was referring to the post I made about the actual regulation, as opposed to the mythical over-regulation.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's why sportsmen purchase hunting/fishing licenses...to help fund wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation.
    Yet some species are still plummeting. It's not enough.

    I don't think there will be any additional limits on sport fishing in most areas. Sport fishing isn't the problem. But it will suffer if something isn't done.

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    Re: Obama government to regulate sport fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Does it?
    ABOSOFREEKINLUETY it WORKS...!!

    Simple things like adjusting a size limit from 12" to 16" does amazing things in a RESPONSIBLE manor... over time.

    Closing a fishery for one species (like the snapper closing)does horrible things.. It massively increases one part of the food chain annihilating the lower parts of the chain and overfeeds that above it... what happens then is the "protected" species population soars temporarily, it's food species are wiped out.. It's predators expand first then the "protected" species starves as it's food source nears extinction, followed by it's hyper-inflated predator population... the entire system then crashes...

    You CAN NOT do it this way! This is what is happening in the Fla. Gulf waters today.. ask ANY fisherman or dive-boat operator in that area... PLEASE DO ASK THEM.

    AGAIN this NOT about saving poor little fishies!

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