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EPA Proposes BAN on Lead Fishing Weights...Again

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The government has such a great history in regulating fishing. On the Oregon coast, they regulated overfishing on the coast so they started insisting the fishermen retackle for fishing 4 varieties of yellow snapper in 600-700' deeper water. They were shocked to see that fishery collapse after only a few years. It seems the snapper don't start breeding until they are about 20 years old and live over 100 years. What a great fishery to attack!

 

Then somthing even worse happened. Their 900 million dollars per year thrown at saving the salmon/steelhead runs started to pay off finally. After spending millions to clear the logs & brush out of small streams to allow fish to go upstream, they found that the small fish needed this to hide from predators and it did not slow down spawners from going upstream afterall. Solving their foolish interferance started to pay off. One horrible event started after discovering that hatcheries provided stunted fish who didn't know how to fend for themselves. Kids at schools gave their time to make boxes allowing eggs to hatch from them placed in streams and made more and stronger "hatchery" fish. They became so successful, we had record runs of salmon and steelhead. But this event was HORRIFIC! It threatened the $900 million per year that went to colleges and government fisheries employees across the Northwest! So successful programs were ended and money began to be spent on old methods that were proven NOT to work! Stupid regulations followed to try to convince fishermen there was a problem during record runs. It's all in the money.

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The government has such a great history in regulating fishing. On the Oregon coast, they regulated overfishing on the coast so they started insisting the fishermen retackle for fishing 4 varieties of yellow snapper in 600-700' deeper water. They were shocked to see that fishery collapse after only a few years. It seems the snapper don't start breeding until they are about 20 years old and live over 100 years. What a great fishery to attack!

 

Then somthing even worse happened. Their 900 million dollars per year thrown at saving the salmon/steelhead runs started to pay off finally. After spending millions to clear the logs & brush out of small streams to allow fish to go upstream, they found that the small fish needed this to hide from predators and it did not slow down spawners from going upstream afterall. Solving their foolish interferance started to pay off. One horrible event started after discovering that hatcheries provided stunted fish who didn't know how to fend for themselves. Kids at schools gave their time to make boxes allowing eggs to hatch from them placed in streams and made more and stronger "hatchery" fish. They became so successful, we had record runs of salmon and steelhead. But this event was HORRIFIC! It threatened the $900 million per year that went to colleges and government fisheries employees across the Northwest! So successful programs were ended and money began to be spent on old methods that were proven NOT to work! Stupid regulations followed to try to convince fishermen there was a problem during record runs. It's all in the money.

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The government has such a great history in regulating fishing. On the Oregon coast, they regulated overfishing on the coast so they started insisting the fishermen retackle for fishing 4 varieties of yellow snapper in 600-700' deeper water. They were shocked to see that fishery collapse after only a few years. It seems the snapper don't start breeding until they are about 20 years old and live over 100 years. What a great fishery to attack!

 

Then somthing even worse happened. Their 900 million dollars per year thrown at saving the salmon/steelhead runs started to pay off finally. After spending millions to clear the logs & brush out of small streams to allow fish to go upstream, they found that the small fish needed this to hide from predators and it did not slow down spawners from going upstream afterall. Solving their foolish interferance started to pay off. One horrible event started after discovering that hatcheries provided stunted fish who didn't know how to fend for themselves. Kids at schools gave their time to make boxes allowing eggs to hatch from them placed in streams and made more and stronger "hatchery" fish. They became so successful, we had record runs of salmon and steelhead. But this event was HORRIFIC! It threatened the $900 million per year that went to colleges and government fisheries employees across the Northwest! So successful programs were ended and money began to be spent on old methods that were proven NOT to work! Stupid regulations followed to try to convince fishermen there was a problem during record runs. It's all in the money.

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Amazing! This must be run by the government. There was a note to resubmit because there was a problem in submitting it the first time. Then there was another such note the second time. Then the cancellation function did not work. Yup, the government must run this site!

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