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Everyone that enjoys offshore fishing needs to watch this link and pass it along! The government is putting more restrictions on us every year and are killing their habitat and fish while they are doing it! This story needs as much exposure as it can get!
Edit: We need help on this issue. Please go check this page out and sign the petition! We need to push for state waters to be extended out to 9 nm and to go non-complaint with the government regulations.
Direct Link to the petition:
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Sig Spearfisher 17 months ago
Dive for the thrill, shoot for the kill.
This is ridiculous, I guess now we see why they have been strictly regulating snapper. and its not because of the fishermen.
For years, the NMFS has screwed the recreational and charter industries in Alabama by ignoring the population of fish in waters that are being provided habitat. There is an agenda here and it is not free economy nor protection of a resource. It is control and the idea that the government gets to decide who can gain economic advantages.
Really, that is what the government wants..the ability to decide who wins and loses. The ruling class are controlled by lobbyists and corporate money. The charter captain has no voice. That is why so many have given up. I hate socialists and statists. They need to be removed and the courts need to tello corporations that no, you are not a person.
All you guys who decry the federal government make me scratch my head. It's not the federal government, per se, that's the problem. Its the large businesses that are using the federal government to enfore rules that protect their economic interest. In a democratic republic, we are the government. Gvernment in our system is only a tool of those who control it. If the government doesn't represent us we have no one to blame but ourselves. How many of you guys decrying this are involved in trying to change it? Most of the problems with our government have to do with legislation designed by special interest. Wether its big polluting industries lobbying to lower health standards or teacher's unions protecting their jobs at the expense of their children's education, its all the same problem. Until most of us agree that private money has no place in any political campaign or process, and work to have it removed, we will continue to have the same results. The only difference will be which special interest is directing policy. If you really care about fishing populations and the like, what you should be paying attention to is pollution in our rivers. I read that when Louis and Clark were exploring the frontier they reported that the fish in the rivers were so plentiful that the indians didn't need to fish but simply had to collect the fish that had died that day on the river bank. All that pollution is creating dead zones around our coast as it dumps into the ocean and it has decimated the fish populations. I am a WW kayaker and you would not believe how nasty our rivers are when you compare them to rivers in areas that care about pollution. The article is just one example of the stupidity of a government that is run by those who have money rather than being run by the people being governed.
BTW -- The only people I have ever heard talking about eliminating corporate personhood are peolpe like Thom Hartman, Bill Maher, Bernie Sanders and Dennis Cucinich, who are all real socialist, so I'm not sure what you mean when you say they should be removed from power. Ron Paul talks about the need to end corporatism but his solution of just doing away with the government, IMO, misses the fact that without the government in their way our freedoms can just as easily be taken away by privately constituted power. The answer is not to get rid of government but to re-make our government into being a tool for common good rather than an institution for protecting powerful moneyed interests.
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