You don't think the president's policies (through the commerce secretary's appointments) are meant play heavily against recreation fishermen? He sees this as another front to push his agenda against freedom minded individuals. The gun battle is another example.
I don't think that recreational fisheries regulation is even on the the POTUS's radar. The fact is he doesn't sign off on any of these regulations or recommendations. The State Governors have the nexus of power and every State included in the Gulf Coast is a Republican governed. I don't disagree that the rules seem to favor commercial fisherman, I do think blaming the POTUS for a Bush era policy kept alive by a largely Republican appointed committee seems like a bit of a stretch..
Don't blame the POTUS, blame your Governor... JMHO..
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