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
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.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
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.
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!