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Post  Backlash on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:16 am

Here's an interesting look at a list of enemies to fishing provided by U.S. Sportsman's Alliance. Are there organizations that you would add to the list? If so, who and why?


Top Five Foes of Fishing

While spring means warmer waters, active fish, and anglers making casts across America, take note that there are groups working to prevent you from ever making another cast-or from catching any fish, anywhere. Here are the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance's Top Five Foes of Fishing:

• Center for Biological Diversity: This Tucson-based, lawsuit-centered group has twice petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of lead-based fishing tackle products. After a rejection in 2010, CBD filed a second petition in November 2011 requesting that the EPA again ban lead fishing tackle in all U.S. waters under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This was again rejected with more tax dollars wasted because of CBD's efforts.

• Sierra Club: This environmental group joined with Earthjustice, The Wilderness Society, and others to reinstate the Roadless Rule in national forests. Parts of the plan would block access for anglers to rivers and lakes.

• PETA: This anti-fishing group often performs weird and wacky stunts to make fishing less attractive to kids. PETA also sought to rename a highway rest stop near Troutville, Virginia as "Fishing Hurts" as well as promoted a nationwide anti-fishing campaign entitled "Save our Schools." More examples of how PETA thinks fish are like people can be found at
www.nofishing.org.

• Ocean Conservancy: Is an environmental group working to create Marine Protection Areas (MPA's)-which are off-limit ocean parks-that will prevent anglers from having access to fish and waterfronts, including public lands and beaches. The OC is pushing to expand this restrictive "off-limits" system along California's entire coastline-and beyond.

• Environmental Defense Fund: Another environmental group that's also working to increase areas off-limits to fishing. The group's website boasts that: "underwater wilderness areas, called marine protection areas (MPAs), are an important tool to rebuild fish populations and revitalize ocean ecosystems. Such areas are off-limits to offshore oil drilling and mining, and all types of fishing may be restricted or banned." Yes, they are working to stop fishing, including your fishing access.

Keep the "Top Five Foes of Fishing" on your mind and tell other anglers in your boat, and in your local tackle shop, about these groups that work against anglers everywhere.

Courtesy of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
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Re: Enemies To Fishing List

Post  Deepblu505 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:40 am

Thanks Tom
Lets take a look at one of the contributors to the Ocean Conservancy , the enemies of the recreational angler:

Recreational Fishing Alliance calls for boycott of Walmart

Think about How much you spend at this store, and that your money is going to the end of recreational fishing, is the savings on that reel really worth it. Evil or Very Mad

If you know me you know that this one hit me hard, I have changed my choice of adult beverage :
Land Shark Lager Teams up with the Ocean Concervancy Evil or Very Mad

This is from their own web site some of thier contributors or partners ;
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/support-us/join-partners.html Evil or Very Mad
Check out the third company on this list,,,,really "Flying Fish has already raised nearly $50,000 for Ocean Conservancy and will add to that impressive number by donating a portion of proceeds from every bottle sold throughout the year both in restaurants and retail locations" Evil or Very Mad

Sure these groups sound good with their PC missions but you really need to take a closer look. Find out where your money goes after you hand it to that cashier. You don't want to help to end our sport. No

There are more out there do your research and shop accordingly. Suspect

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