I know this is a gun forum but there must be some fishermen here and if this actually happens, well I don't know what to say. As I understand it some sort of ban would apply to coastal, inland and great lake areas. As in no fishing them at all. Don't shoot the messenger, spread it far and wide. http://fish.shimano.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/index/articles/feds_to_60_million.html "IRVINE, Calif. USA October 5, 2009 A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. Under the guise of protecting these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009."