Theodore's World: Dictator Obama Wants To Ban Fishing ~ Wake Up America’s 60,000,000 Anglers

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March 10, 2010

Dictator Obama Wants To Ban Fishing ~ Wake Up America’s 60,000,000 Anglers

One sign at the United We Fish rally at the Capital summed up the feelings of recreational and commercial fishermen.

Obama’s latest assault on your rights– He wants to ban sport fishing.

Barack Obama has a message for America’s 60,000,000 anglers– We don’t need you.

The American Sportfishing Association in October reported about the sweeping changes proposed by the Obama Administration in regards to the sport fishing industry:

Obama Administration Ignores $125 Billion Sportfishing Industry in New Ocean and Great Lakes Management Policy

A sweeping oceans and Great Lakes management policy document proposed by the Obama Administration will have a significant impact on the sportfishing industry, America’s saltwater anglers and the nation’s coastal communities. T

The draft policy, the Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, issued on September 17, will govern federal Pacific and Atlantic Ocean waters and Great Lakes resource conservation and management and will coordinate these efforts among federal, state and local agencies.

This past June, President Obama created the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), to develop a draft national policy and implementation strategy for conserving and managing the United States ocean territory and the Great Lakes.


Obama Administration is going to move ahead with these restrictions.

The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation’s oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters…

“When the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) completed their successful campaign to convince the Ontario government to end one of the best scientifically managed big game hunts in North America (spring bear), the results of their agenda had severe economic impacts on small family businesses and the tourism economy of communities across northern and central Ontario,” said Phil Morlock, director of environmental affairs for Shimano.

“Now we see NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the administration planning the future of recreational fishing access in America based on a similar agenda of these same groups and other Big Green anti-use organizations, through an Executive Order by the President. The current U.S. direction with fishing is a direct parallel to what happened in Canada with hunting: The negative economic impacts on hard working American families and small businesses are being ignored.

“In spite of what we hear daily in the press about the President’s concern for jobs and the economy and contrary to what he stated in the June order creating this process, we have seen no evidence from NOAA or the task force that recreational fishing and related jobs are receiving any priority.”

Consequently, unless anglers speak up and convince their Congressional representatives to stop this bureaucratic freight train, it appears that the task force will issue a final report for “marine spatial planning” by late March, with President Barack Obama then issuing an Executive Order to implement its recommendations — whatever they may be.

Led by NOAA’s Jane Lubchenco, the task force has shown no overt dislike of recreational angling, but its indifference to the economic, social and biological value of the sport has been deafening.

Additionally, Lubchenco and others in the administration have close ties to environmental groups who would like nothing better than to ban recreational angling. And evidence suggests that these organizations have been the engine behind the task force since before Obama issued a memo creating it last June.


Wild Thing's comment........

Give a man a fish, and you feed him today , and he’ll vote for Obama. Teach a man to fish and consider him an enemy of the state, and he has independence on further assistence. We all see where this government is headed.

There will be hundreds of thousands of jobs and tax revenue lost over this.

Note: A good many fishermen also own guns.

The socialists believe America will shut up and take it.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 10, 2010 03:55 AM


No guns (every left/liberal's fantasy), no pocketknives (they tried that), now no fishing? Enivo-weirdos have no frickin' sense.

Posted by: Anonymous at March 10, 2010 06:33 AM

Sounds like a slap at Dick Cheney. Cheney's a big Fly Fisherman. They have already started with this catch and release program, you can catch them but you can't keep them. My sentiments are, then why bother fishing.

In Ohio, they went so far as to try to ban Lead Sinkers and lead shot for Shotguns. This atypical enviromentalist whacko behavior is just leftist BS trying to control your every activity.

A good Fly line is expensive, they have to float for long periods of time. 3M has invested millions in testing and marketing great Fly Lines. There are other manufactures of Fly lines, Fenwick, Orvis but none can compare with the 3M.

Talk about killing business what about the Fly Rod makers. There are some great, responsive Fly Rods out there and they cost some serious money. The Bamboo types are old hat, today they are precision graphite rods with a different bending modulus for each type of rod. The companies Sages and GLoomis are one of the leaders. There has been extensive research done on this sport and millions invested into this market too.

If this administration is interested in helping kids. The biggest thrill is to catch a 5 pound large mouth Bass on a #5 flyrod with a 2 pound tippet, that is a real high, one mistake, one miscue and that sucker is gone.

This proves once again that his sole agenda is to take everything away from the American People and start doling out what 'obama' thinks we need. Again, more Liberty and personal freedom taken away.

There was a cartoon about fishing, two guys are in a small boat, in the back ground you see what appears to be Nuclear Explosions, the first fisherman says to his buddy, "you know what this means ? , His buddy says, "Yeah, No limit."

Posted by: Mark at March 10, 2010 08:13 AM

Is there anything traditional to America this clown won't attack? He wants the govt. to control every aspect of our lives, even recreational activities. The Brits have microchips in their trash cans to monitor how much trash a homeowner dumps. obama would love that concept. In this case of fishing, he better be careful. Fisherman tend to include the same people that cling to their Bibles and guns and even people that don't.

Posted by: TomR at March 10, 2010 09:45 AM

The money that pays for these conservation programs comes from the fees and taxes paid by fishermen and hunters.

Pretty soon he'll ban hunting on public lands.

Posted by: BobF at March 10, 2010 09:58 AM

Very interesting. I for one am tired of having Obama's change shoved down my throat.

Posted by: Bob A at March 10, 2010 09:59 AM

Should we surprised that this "president" is so proudly out of touch with real Americans? There is little or no Americanism in this man's background. Look at the heritage of the Obama. His mother
was born in Middle America but to parents who although wealthy embraced un-American values. No offence to Hawaii but it appears that a number of commies like her parents (and Frank Marshall Davis) moved there to stay under the radar screen. No surprise, Barry's mom grows up as a pre-hippy and has Barry by a Muslim African (the birth PROBABLY taking place in Hawaii). She abandons Muzzie #1 after a bogus marriage to give the baby a name, than marries Muslim hubby #2 and traipses off to exotic
Indonesia. Growing bored with being a Muslima in Indonesia, she runs off to "find herself". She leaves poor little Barry with Mam-ma & Grampa who turned Barry over to Frank Marshall Davis for lessons in blackness and grievance. The result is "citizen of the world " Barry Soetoro Whatever who looks with disdain upon Americans who pray as well as fish,hunt, enjoy motorcycles,off road motorsports, NASCAR or anything else they do not enjoy in Denmark or Belguim or anywhere else in Barry's ideal World-a model he wishes to force upon America...

Posted by: willy at March 10, 2010 11:32 AM

It seems on it's face as ridiculous, but when you look at the NAIS program to register all of your animals, it fits. They don't want people to be able to feed themselves. Government control of food. "Soylent green is.....!"
God Bless Charlton Heston.

Posted by: Jim at March 10, 2010 11:33 AM

and you know what comes next...Hunting and all those evil guns.

They the liberal progressives keep trying to tell everybody that the 2nd Amendment is all about Hunting so if they ban hunting, then Viola, no reason for guns.

It seems like his agenda is coming fast and furious now.

They tried to ban Deer Hunting in New Jersey and within two years the state was over run with deer and they had to authorize a season to thin the herd. These assholes do not have a clue.

In a couple of years there will be dead fish everywhere, the streams and lakes won't be able to support such large populations of fish.

Posted by: Mark at March 10, 2010 04:27 PM

You all are so great, thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 03:58 AM