White House ignores public input, proceeds to limit U.S. citizens’ fishing access

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.

This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is “fluid” and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn’t issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters.

That’s a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing industry insiders who have negotiated for months with officials at the Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force. These angling advocates have come to suspect that public input into the process was a charade from the beginning.

Full story: Obama moving to limit fishing access–ESPN

  • davchaz

    Another fine example of “Big Brother” telling us what is REALLY in our best interests, since we are too stupid to figure it out on our own….