The 2004 Presidential race could mean signficant change in recreational fishing policies. We invite you to examine each candidates' position and voting record, and then discuss further the topic in our forum.
****** **** | Election 2004 & Oceans Part 1: George W. Bush In early 2003 and again in April 2004, President Bush met with representatives of several hunting and fishing groups, including the Coastal Conservation Association and the American Sportfishing Association. This was an unprecedented event that shows concern on the incumbent's part, but many sportsmen believe that the president's sudden interest should be taken with a grain of salt and that it was no coincidence that these meetings took place so close to an election. More> |
Election 2004 & Oceans Part 2: John Kerry Stephen Sloan, author of Ocean Bankruptcy and chairman of the Fisheries Defense Fund, strongly intimates that presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry supports the commercial fishing industry rather than fisheries conservation. Considering that Kerry represents Massachusetts, a state with a large number of coastal communities that depend on commercial fishing, such a position is not surprising.More>