29 posts categorized "Fish Politics"

February 10, 2009

B.C. loses salmon farm jurisdiction


Alexandra Morton kicks ass.

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government — not the province — has exclusive jurisdiction over the management of salmon farming, a landmark decision hailed as a victory for the future of wild stocks.

“The regulation of fish farming by the province is ultra vires, beyond its power,” said a triumphant Greg McDade, the lawyer who pursued the case on behalf of independent sea-lice researcher Alexandra Morton and others.

LINK  (Via:The Times Colonist)

January 21, 2009

Bush Farewell

January 20, 2009

Other histories of the Bush years will doubtless be more factual, but none will ever be truer


Now, in this moment before a changing world overwrites our memories of the era, let us pause to salute our constant companion of those years: The Onion.

Links to every article from the Onion about Bush, the headlines alone are priceless.

LINK  (Via: The J-Walk Blog)

December 22, 2008

Common Waters of Oregon


Yeah, we live in Washington, but Oregon has our heart.  Which is why we're keep our fingers on the pulse of this.

Please help make the legislators aware of Common Waters of Oregon and let them know we would like to review any bills that involve public river rights.

If you could send a note to Senator Bates and to Senator Atkinson asking them to get any information on river rights bills to us, we would greatly appreciate it.

December 05, 2008

Palin - post 15 minutes of fame


I'm picturing homeless drunk Alaskans wearing Sarah Palin's used campaign clothes; peeing on the side of McDonald's and swearing about fish. - J. Adam Moore

November 06, 2008

The appointment would represent a major and early victory for environmentalists


After an 8 year assault on clean water, clear skies, healthy forests and endangered species, the President elect makes an early environmental statement. Now if they could only keep the lame ducks from implementing their new proposed assault on the environmental protections.

On Wednesday, Politico reported that Obama was strongly considering putting Rober F. Kennedy Jr. at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Here's an excerpt from an interview Kennedy did with Mother Jones about Bush's environmental record.

"You simply can’t talk honestly about the environment today without criticizing this president. George W. Bush will go down as the worst environmental president in our nation’s history."

November 04, 2008

Hope, Change and Fly Fishing


"One way or another, after this presidential process is over, whether--because I lose or because I win--and I've got a little vacation time coming, I'm going to learn how to fly fish."

October 15, 2008

Final Debate Preview

September 30, 2008

Fish Bailout


Landmark Fish Habitat Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate

On September 24th Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Christopher Bond (R-MO), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), and George Voinovich (R-OH), introduced the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act of 2008, a comprehensive strategy to allocate conservation dollars for effective restoration of our national waterways

The National Fish Habitat Action Plan is a national investment strategy to maximize the impact of conservation dollars on the ground. Under the Action Plan, Federal, state and privately-raised funds will be the foundation for building regional partnerships that address the Nation’s biggest fish habitat problems. This is the most comprehensive effort ever attempted to the causes of fish habitat decline, not just the symptoms.

LINK (Via: The National Fish Habitat Action Plan)

September 17, 2008

More Obama is an elitist ammo for the old white haired dude


LICATA: What do you like to do outside?

SENATOR OBAMA: I am a big hiker. I love going off and just getting lost. Not literally, but I tell you, one of the pleasures of being a presidential candidate has been traveling all across the country, and we spent quite a bit of time in Montana recently. And I've got to say that I am absolutely certain that one way or another, after this presidential process is over, whether--because I lose or because I win--and I've got a little vacation time coming, I'm going to learn how to flyfish, because that land is spectacular.


LICATA: Do you fish?

SENATOR MCCAIN: Oh, I fish all the time. I fish for catfish. I fish for bass. I fish for bluegill that all are on our property and in Oak Creek, which is our property up in northern Arizona. It's on Oak Creek. Also, there is a fish hatchery that's down from us--not on the property--obviously the state fish hatchery, trout, but I have to admit to you I've never caught one of their trout. Maybe they've never put them into the creek near our home.

Via: Politico LINK

September 02, 2008

Is that a rod tube or an RPG?


"What happens when we try to fly fish for carp right near Denver's Pepsi Center during the DNC? Let's just say there's more to worry about (like SWAT Teams and security breaches) than landing the fish." Story and Photos by Tim Romano LINK

July 17, 2008

Nobody Jerks Larry Craig's Gas Nozzle!

Pure comedy gold from our favorite salmon hating Senator.

May 22, 2008

The Larry Craig Bobble Foot


The St. Paul Saints baseball team is having some fun at the expense of Larry Craig.

A foot "peaks out of the bottom (of the stall) and 'taps' up and down," the Saints said in a statement. The Saints scheduled the promotion on National Tap Dance Day.  LINK

April 22, 2008

Slab of the Month


I could swear that's a naked woman reflected in his sunglasses.

Via MidCurrent: LINK

April 06, 2008

Hope, Change and Fly-Fishing


Obama made a few remarks about the beauty of Montana, mentioning that he should get waders and learn to fly-fish.


March 23, 2008

An Easter Message from Senator Craig


Via: The Hill LINK

March 03, 2008

Larry Craig is Looking for Summer Interns - The Official Announcement

January 09, 2008

Post Primary Post


January 07, 2008

Fishing Presidential Candidates - McCain vs Huckabee

For our friends at B.W.T.F.



Huckabee has Chuck Norris in his corner but McCain has recently gotten the ultimate celebrity endorsement.


"Wilford Brimley is our response to Chuck Norris," McCain said on his campaign bus. "He's huge in every way."

The Onion reacts:

Jesus! Who's advising this guy? Answering Chuck Norris with Wilford Brimley?

Are you f*@%ing kidding me? What planet are you on, Magoo?

Can the T-shirt be far behind?


November 20, 2007

Huckabee Gets Nod from Hunters and Fisherman


Outdoor Life Magazine just named Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee as one of the 25 "most positively influential people in hunting and fishing." LINK

Update: He's also Chuck Norris approved.

August 13, 2007

People for the Eating of Tasty Animals to respond with meat quilt


In honor of the billions of fish who are abused and killed by humans every year for food and "sport," PETA members and supporters came together to create the world's first Fish Empathy Quilt.  LINK

July 03, 2007

Fishing with the Bushes


Say what you will about Lil’ Barbara, but she does go fishing in a little black dress.


Ever wonder how Junior remembers what country he runs?


Oh how cute, the War Family makes little peace signs at the photographers.

Via:Wonkete  LINK

January 19, 2007

Hatchery mongrels = licenses sold = revenue = hatcheries = put-and-take fisheries


Alan Gregory dissects the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's partnership with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. The partnership is not surprising considering that Carl Richardson of the PA fish and Boat Commission sits on the RBFF board. K.C. Walsh of Simms the only fly guy on the their board.

VIA Alan Gregory's Conservation News  LINK

January 10, 2007

Private Waters Crossing State Lines


The owner of the private  Spring Ridge club has secured some leases in neighboring Ohio and the locals are not happy about it. Glossy ads for the Spring Ridge Club can be seen in some of your favorite mainstream fly fish rags.

"If we can't stop it, we can certainly make it unpalatable," said Kevin Kayle, aquatic biology supervisor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, when he learned that Beaver was in the process of leasing two properties on Conneaut Creek for his Spring Ridge Club late last year. "Believe me, we're taking it seriously."   LINK

December 19, 2006

Darwin's Nightmare


The chilling consequences for Africa of an invasive species.

Some time in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world.

Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo… Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent.  LINK

November 04, 2006

Dog Training, Fly Fishing, and Sharing Christ


All while giving spiritual advice to President Bush, snorting meth and performing other unmentionable acts. LINK

The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed to resign as leader of the New Life Church after its independent investigative board recommended removal, saying he was guilty “of sexually immoral conduct.” VIA MSNBC LINK

September 28, 2006

Stocking fish in the North Cascades?


With the stocking program on the Batten Kill resolved, well almost, we turn out attention to local waters.

A bill has been introduced to allow volunteers and the WDOF to continue stocking lakes in North Cascades National Park. The bill was filed to head off the possibility that the park may follow the lead of other national parks and discontinue the practice. The article has a link to the history of the fish stocking controversy and it's impact on the debate today.

Volunteer fishing groups such as the Hi-Lakers and Trail Blazers support the continued practice, while the North Cascades Conservation Council believes the lakes should return to their fish-free state.

VIA Washington Trails  LINK

July 20, 2006

Lobbying at the Kenai River Classic


Alaska's other U.S. senator, Ted Stevens, and Gov. Frank Murkowski co-hosted this year's event. It drew about 200 people, many of them lobbyists and executives from major U.S. industries.

Others senators attending this year were Kit Bond of Missouri, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Larry Craig of Idaho, Michael Enzi of Wyoming, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Pat Roberts of Kansas and John Sununu of New Hampshire. All are Republicans. 

All voted to drill in A.N.W.R.

Check out the 2005 sponsor list  LINK

So who exactly shelled out the 4K donation fee for each senator to attend?  LINK

UPDATE: The VP of BP caught the largest fish.  LINK

May 12, 2006

Bush Fish


Do you believe President Bush is doing The Lord's work?  LINK


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