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</A></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 2em; COLOR: rgb(73,164,203)">Feds to 60 Million American Anglers: We don't need you <DIV style="CLEAR: both; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; DISPLAY: block; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; WIDTH: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; PADDING-TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px"></DIV></DIV>IRVINE, Calif. USA ? October 5, 2009 ? A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. 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. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009.</DIV></DIV><DIV style="CLEAR: both; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; DISPLAY: block; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; WIDTH: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; PADDING-TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px"></DIV>
Dave Pfeiffer, President of Shimano American Corporation explained, ?In spite of extensive submissions from the recreational fishing community to the Task Force in person and in writing, they failed to include any mention of the over one million jobs or the 6o million anglers which may be affected by the new policies coast to coast. Input from the environmental groups who want to put us off the water was adopted into the report verbatim ? the key points we submitted as an industry were ignored.?

Recreational fishing generates a $125 billion annual economy in the United States and supports jobs in every state according to government figures. Through the Sport Fish Restoration program, anglers have provided more than $5 billion through excise taxes on fishing tackle to fishery conservation and education for decades.

In addition to the economic aspects, anglers lead the nation in volunteer conservation efforts on behalf of improving fish habitat, water quality and related environmental areas. ?There was no mention of the fishery conservation efforts which anglers have led for over 50 years in every state ? an environmental success story that has no equal in the world?, said Phil Morlock, Director, Environmental Affairs for Shimano. ?The Task Force did not make any distinction between the dramatic differences between harmful commercial fishing harvest methods and recreational fishing, even though we spelled it out for them in detail,? added Morlock.

Claiming to be the result of a public consultation process the report states, ?Having considered a broad range of public comments, this report reflects the requests and concerns of all interested parties.?

The original White House memo and not surprisingly the Task Force report contains multiple references to developing a national policy where Great Lakes and coastal regions are managed, ?consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea? - a 300-page treaty the U.S. has never ratified.

?We question what implications there will be for state authority and jurisdiction in the Great Lakes and coastal regions if the U.S. adopts the U.N. Treaty,? said Pfeiffer.

The report makes it clear that future authority for implementing the policy for coastal and inland waters will fall under White House jurisdiction with a new National Ocean Council comprised of over 20 federal agencies at Cabinet Secretary or Deputy Secretary level. No reference to Congressional jurisdiction is indicated.

?This significant change in U.S. policy direction is the result of a 90-day fire drill process as ordered by the President that, not surprisingly, lacks balance, clarity and quality in the end product,? said Morlock. ?People who simply want to take their kids fishing on public waters deserve better from their government,? he added.

Shimano is joining with other members of the recreational fishing industry to urge anglers to contact their members of Congress and the administration to request this process be required to adopt the economic, conservation and social contributions of recreational fishing as key elements of the policy. It is critical that we ensure Congressional oversight and state jurisdiction and management continues.

E-letters can be sent to the administration and members of Congress by visiting KeepAmericanFishing.org. The future of fishing is in your hands.

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Editor?s Note: Phil Morlock is attending Congressional Sportsmen?s Caucus functions this week in Washington, DC, but will make himself available for questions, interviews on this. Contact John Mazurkiewicz with Catalyst Marketing for arrangements.
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For those on this site who receive my emails, I have been telling people about this since July when the first round was going on. They are now into the proposal stage with the very real possibility of a presidential executive order to implement what they propose which will bypass congress and any open public forum. This could be done before christmas as thsi round if due for completion by dec 9.

Its not a joke, its not something that can't be done, its not crazy thinking. Its extremely serious and when I have said lately that the fishing issues are the least of our problems, this is what I am talking about. All ocean users face tremendous change in how we have traditionally operated.

When you read my comments about EDF and other extremist enviro groups, this is what they have done. They are active from within the fed govt process and forcing their agenda on a sleeping public. Once the public wakes, it will be too late unless action is done now. If you think EDF and other enviro groups are working for you and are your friends, get ready as life on the oceans is about to drastically change. Thanks EDF.
 

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Unless we hire a high powered attorney to stop the madness we are just blowing smoke. Sit on our hands and it will happen. Letters to congressmen or others don't work. It will take a large amount of money and joining together our organizations in the States and USA to fight collectively. Single organizations don't make an impact as history shows. The government is effectively taking over with the backing of PIER and Environmental Defense Organizations who have millions of dollars and people to stop fishing. We need to sue the commercial fishermen for our fair share (look at the ratioof Commercial vs Recreational 1 to 1,000,000s) and sue the government both state and federal to stop this craziness. It is the government against the people not for the people. This is not a joke as some think, it is devastating to me and other recreational fisherman. We have a right to fish especially when the fish are plentiful and God gives us control over the fishes and animals. I am sick sick sick about it and every effort I have made has been in vain. Our clubs (PRFA and RFRA) have fought for reasonable regulations with no avail. We have done all we know to do and it hasn't worked. The truth is not excepted.
 

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I am sorry you feel that way.

I feel this is a new group of people put in charge to fix the polices of the past and need input if we let the Large Groups make all the comments then you are right. This is still America and if what you say is true then it is time for the south to rise Again.
 

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Friends,<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Here is the comment I wickered together from other comments/articles etc.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Feel free to use below verbiage to make your comments. Mark W<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I have 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. Apparently the task forcefailed to recognize recreational fishing?s significant conservation, economic and social contributions and did not include recreational fishing as a key policy component. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Recreational fishing is an integral part of coastal economies throughout this nation and therefore should be included as a priority in any national ocean policy. In fact, the use of public resources by recreational anglers is essential to the conservation model used in this country for fish and wildlife management. <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic">As with any good federal policy decision, discussions about measures that may restrict public access to public resources must involve an open public process, have a solid scientific basis and incorporate specific guidelines on implementation and follow-up. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Additionally, I am concerned about the abbreviated 90 day timeline which forced the Task Force to issue this policy document prematurely. The implications of such a policy are vast and nationwide. The review process should go well beyond the 30 days public review and comment period which started on September 17.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Recreational fishing deserves full consideration and incorporation in the administration?s ocean and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Great Lakes</st1:place> policy. Providing the angling public with access to public resources is no less important than conserving those resources. Therefore, we urge the Task Force to include recreational fishing as a separate and distinct ocean and <st1:place w:st="on">Great Lakes</st1:place> priority. <o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Thank You,
 
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