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NOAA Begins National Survey of the Economic Contributions of Saltwater Angling
NOAA\ U.S. Department of Commerce ^ | February 22, 2011 | Press Release

Posted on 02/28/2011 7:09:09 AM PST by capecodder

"...NOAA and its state partners will ask anglers how long their fishing trips last and how much they spend on bait, boat fuel, ice, charter fees and other expenses. Anglers will also be asked to participate in a follow-up survey that will ask them to estimate what they spend on durable goods such as boats and fishing tackle used for saltwater angling for the previous 12 months. Those who participate in both parts of the survey will help NOAA produce accurate economic information."

(Excerpt) Read more at noaanews.noaa.gov ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; fishing; noaa; privacy
The Magnuson Act of 1976, passed to curtail overfishing by foreign vessels, comes back at The People.

Mandatory salt water fishing licenses, license handling fees, more environmental police, and now "voluntary surveys" conducted by a new cadre of bureaucrats.

New law? No, just new regulations....

Where do you think this is going?

My guess, more fees and taxes on equipment and, ultimately, the "use" of the ocean and the privilege of fishing

1 posted on 02/28/2011 7:09:18 AM PST by capecodder
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To: capecodder

UN control and the Save the Fish movement.


2 posted on 02/28/2011 7:12:12 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: capecodder

Just as the old Washington State Dept of fisheries began to time openings for commercial salmon fishing based on the amount of fish available and the price per pound in order to destroy the commecial fishery, so too will NOAA take that page and apply it to the same end.


3 posted on 02/28/2011 7:12:15 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: screaminsunshine

See here for the real parties involved:

http://www.fishtruth.net


4 posted on 02/28/2011 7:13:32 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: capecodder
Where do you think this is going?

fishing licenses with fish tags...you catch 10 fish, you buy 10 tags...

I'll just go offshore in my boat for a few days, enjoy some fresh seafood, and back to the house....WHAT FISH?

5 posted on 02/28/2011 7:17:01 AM PST by OBXWanderer (I'm up against a hard break...)
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To: capecodder
NOAA Begins National Survey of the Economic Contributions of Saltwater Angling

Why? So they can shut it down too, along with oil drilling?

Obama's is getting very close to the worst administration in US history. All he needs is to jail a few political prisoners and I think that will be enough to move him ahead of Wilson.

6 posted on 02/28/2011 7:17:33 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: PIF

How did the “left” get control of all these foundations/trusts?..


7 posted on 02/28/2011 7:25:17 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: capecodder

F ´em. Gone fishin´.


8 posted on 02/28/2011 7:29:03 AM PST by onedoug (If)
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To: hosepipe

They work hard at it every day. They take young women who want to make a difference and direct them to an organization and then eat away inside till they piss off the natural leaders and then take control.


9 posted on 02/28/2011 7:29:12 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: hosepipe

They work hard at it every day. They take young women who want to make a difference and direct them to an organization and then eat away inside till they piss off the natural leaders and then take control.


10 posted on 02/28/2011 7:30:05 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: capecodder

Meanwhile here in NC the commercial guys are slaughtering the stripers in by-catch.


11 posted on 02/28/2011 7:32:42 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: PIF

Just another move by a government agency to expand its charter to accommodate more employees and more regulation.

Government expands to fill any void in freedom.


12 posted on 02/28/2011 7:36:38 AM PST by Mouton
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To: capecodder

The hook line and sinker crowd are not depleting the fish population, its the commercial factory ships that are. A trawler probably brings in 100 times more than the typical party boat. My hometown had about 80 party boats in its heyday, now it isn’t worth taking anyone fishing as the cost of a fare exceeds that which you would spend at a fish market for a couple of pounds of fish. Who wants to pay $40 and only be allowed to keep 2 fish of a certain size or type? Thank God I grew up in a time when there were no factory ships, and there was an abundance of fish close to shore.


13 posted on 02/28/2011 7:37:24 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: capecodder

Another overreaching federal program just screaming for a massive budget reduction.


14 posted on 02/28/2011 7:43:48 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: capecodder

I think you’re right. My son is a big fisherman and lives in California - he was actually goint to get into the party boat business, until it started dying because of regulation and the shutting down of fishing (by everybody except the Native Americans, who can overfish to their heart’s delight and sell it abroad).

I live in Florida, and every day they talk about shutting down yet another recreational fishing area or halting even recreational fishing of yet another species, in some cases with absolutely no indication that the supply is endangered in any way.

This is another attempt to control and destroy an industry Florida and California both make (or made) billions off the recreational/sport fishing industry.


15 posted on 02/28/2011 7:46:07 AM PST by livius
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To: Bringbackthedraft

A lot of the trawlers are foreign.


16 posted on 02/28/2011 7:47:35 AM PST by livius
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Heard on the radio this morning that this is a voluntary survey. We plan to volunteer non-participation.

The stats generated will be just what is needed to legitimize the next step.

More cost, less access, less freedom, growth of government.


17 posted on 02/28/2011 7:57:16 AM PST by capecodder
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To: capecodder
There is a proposed "Law" in Southern California that will ban all fishing within 3 miles of the coast the California Marine Life Protection Act The plan adopted Wednesday spans waters from Point Conception to the Mexican border. This will ban surf fishing and all bay fishing if it is allowed to go into affect. Outdoor groups have appealed this bill.
18 posted on 02/28/2011 8:48:06 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Foolsgold

For some reason, Google isn’t helping much with links to your southern CA news.

When you have a minute, would you please post a link or two to some information? If it gets through in CA, other states will be on board. Thanks.

Banning all fishing. Great for the economy, small business, tourism, recreation, feeding the family, and freedom. /s

More gov’t goons chasing kayakers and Boston Whalers with big scary boats. Picture that.


19 posted on 02/28/2011 10:34:06 AM PST by capecodder
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To: hosepipe

How did the “left” get control of all these foundations/trusts?...

I do not really know. But perhaps it was prior inattention by non-lefties. There is also the fact that until recently non-lefties eschewed joining various Boards and such, leaving the field clear for leftists. Perhaps also the same way lefties gained control of the education system.


20 posted on 02/28/2011 12:23:49 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Mouton
Government expands to fill any void in freedom.

True, but this may well be another economic blow to the US. Prior to the destruction of the commercial salmon industry, it supplied the third largest portion of New Money to the US economy (after timber and aircraft manufacturing - both now only a shadow of what they once were thanks to lefty efforts and a sleeping public).

The sport fishing industry may be the one of the greatest sources of disposable income.

21 posted on 02/28/2011 12:29:58 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: capecodder

The local businesses, surf fishermen, surfers, etc have battled this on the Outer Banks for years now.

http://hubpages.com/hub/NC-Outer-Banks-Beach-Access-Piping-Plovers-Off-Road-Vehicles
“This summer, businesses and fishing alike are suffering thanks to a consent decree accepted by U.S. District Court Judge Terrence W. Boyle April 30, 2008. The history is awfully complicated, and I’ve read reports from various sources for years trying to make sense of what is going on.”


22 posted on 02/28/2011 12:32:54 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: PIF

I think the expansion of government control is the greatest risk to freedom, liberty, and our economic system that one can see. It is like some despot took over and is ruling by edict. The irony is when liberty, freedom and our economic system cease to exist, those promoting the outcome of complete government control will be suffering as much as the rest of us except they probably are not smart enough to see it.


23 posted on 02/28/2011 12:36:02 PM PST by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: capecodder

Incredible...

I don’t understand how anyone provides anything useful information to gov’t anymore...it is only going to be used against them.

Obama probably just wants to calculate the further job losses when he outlaws fishing...needs time to come up with spin and a new unemployment formula to cover it up!


24 posted on 02/28/2011 12:38:46 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Mouton

It is like some despot took over and is ruling by edict.

He did.


25 posted on 02/28/2011 5:59:21 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: screaminsunshine
Dear NOAA,

Go pound SALTWATER! You'll get nothing out of me!!! What I spend on fishing is none of your damned business. It's my time to relax, and you can kiss my bass!

26 posted on 03/01/2011 6:32:28 PM PST by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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