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    Default Feds to 60 Million American Anglers:...

    "Feds to 60 Million American Anglers: We don't need you "

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    Default Sounds like...

    ... there's going to be a Katchemak Bay "tea party".

    Any American and/or Alaskan who would take such a directive sitting down- be they liberal, conservative or somewhere in between- needs to wake up and smell the coffee. I foresee mass civil disobedience if something like this takes place.

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    Oh my god, they are respecting international laws now? The horror, the horror...

    As far as I can tell international laws don't restrict fishing in saltwater anywhere else in the world, even those socialist places like sweden and the netherlands...

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    Default Hey Monkey-

    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    Oh my god, they are respecting international laws now? The horror, the horror...

    As far as I can tell international laws don't restrict fishing in saltwater anywhere else in the world, even those socialist places like sweden and the netherlands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    ... there's going to be a Katchemak Bay "tea party".

    Any American and/or Alaskan who would take such a directive sitting down- be they liberal, conservative or somewhere in between- needs to wake up and smell the coffee. I foresee mass civil disobedience if something like this takes place.
    The FEDS will just hire some more Possum Cops and Coast Guard to enforce this mandate.
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    Default More cops..

    I was thinking of becoming a fish ang fur cop but i cant enforce this garbage. I would have a hard time enforcing any law that i cant agree with. I guess i need to change my plans for work...

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    I certainly don't want to stir the pot here but I guess I'm missing something. That article was pretty vague. What are they trying to close down or where did it say anything about closing recreational, commercial, or any other type of fishery? Maybe I missed something here.


    I went and dug up the original report from September 2009. While I don't have time to read the entire 38 page report right now this was the broad objectives mentioned in the beginning of the report.


    "The public meetings, roundtables, and website showcased a strong desire and enthusiasm among participants for a National Policy that provides clarity and direction regarding how the Nation will better care for the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. A valuable and wide diversity of interests were represented, and several key themes emerged. While not exhaustive, these include:
    • Support for adopting ecosystem-based management as a guiding principle, acknowledging regional differences, and practicing adaptive management;
    • Support for embracing science-based decision-making and investing in ecosystem-based science, research, and ocean observations, including comprehensive research on the linkages among ecosystem health, human health, economic opportunity, national and homeland security, social justice, and environmental change, including climate change;
    • Desire for improved coordination and collaboration across Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, and regional governance structures, and for improved transparency and public participation, while avoiding new layers of bureaucracy and unnecessary costs;
    • Support for improving both formal and informal education about the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes;
    • Support for ensuring that policies are adequately funded; and
    EOP | INTERAGENCY OCEAN POLICY TASK FORCE 5
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    • Support for joining the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the Law of the Sea Convention)."


    Now I don't know what that last bullet includes in its entirety but outside of that, what is the major problem? I'm only asking this because I am interested in what I am missing. From the article they are making it sound like there is some threat to the feds trying to close my rights as a recreational fisherman. There isn't much I enjoy more than my time on the water.

    For those interested, here is a link to the original report the article is referencing.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/doc...rce_FINAL2.pdf

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