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Story Balloon has the transcript here. But, of course, the Maddow Show was not completely honest about the fishing ban.
This information was not included in their hit piece.
** A sweeping oceans and Great Lakes management policy document proposed by the Obama Administration will have a significant impact on the sport fishing industry, America’s saltwater anglers and the nation’s coastal communities.
** 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.
** The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has serious concerns regarding the direction the administration is taking regarding how to manage our nation’s marine and freshwater public resources, choosing a tone of preservation over conservation.
** In September 2009 a published administration document outlined a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America.
** The task force is charged with putting in place a new ecosystem management process called marine spatial planning.
** Under the guise of ‘protecting’ these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide.
** Angling advocates point out that senior policy officials on the task force seem inclined to ally themselves with preservationists and environmental extremists who want to create ‘no fishing’ preserves, with no scientific justification.
This concern by American fisherman that Team Obama will ruin their freedom like they ruined the economy is real. Sorry Rachel, your “catch of the day” was Stinkfish.
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