Quote of the Day - Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.
Then, in December 2002, a coalition including the United Anglers of Southern California and a variety of commercial fishermen’s groups filed suit against the proposed Channel Islands reserves. On Tuesday, they lost their bid to overturn the closure.
In an unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeal in Ventura ruled: "[the fishermen] have no constitutional right to deplete or destroy a fish preserve, in this instance, a marine sanctuary." If you'd like to know more about the whole issue, check out this site. It's as comprehensive a list as I've seen.
Now we know: fishing is not a constitutionally protected right. I'm glad my grandfather, God rest his soul, never heard that. He probably rolled over in his grave, though.