Like to fish? Enjoy it while you still can

If you’re one of the 60 Million or so people who like to fish, our dear comrade has a surprise for you. Under pressure from PETA and a host of environazi groups, the administration is considering a host of new regulations that could effectively ban sport fishing in the US. (more here and here) This would be done by Executive Order outside of congressional legislation. In other words, by a edict. WTF???

As ESPN previously reported, WWF, Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, Pew Environment Group and others produced a document entitled “Transition Green” shortly after Obama was elected in 2008. What has happened since suggests that the task force has been in lockstep with that position paper.

Then in late summer, just after he created the task force, these groups produced “Recommendations for the Adoption and Implementation of an Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes National Policy.” This document makes repeated references to “overfishing,” but doesn’t once reference recreational angling, its importance, and its benefits, both to participants and the resource.

Additionally, some of these same organizations have revealed their anti-fishing bias by playing fast and loose with “facts,” in attempts to ban tackle containing lead in the United States and Canada.

That same tunnel vision, in which recreational angling and commercial fishing are indiscriminately lumped together as harmful to the resource, has persisted with the task force, despite protests by the angling industry.

As more evidence of collusion, the green groups began clamoring for an Executive Order to implement the task force’s recommendations even before the public comment period ended in February. Fishing advocates had no idea that this was coming.

First they came for our fishing gear, then our guns…

How’s that hopey changey thing working out for you?

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