Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.
The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.
This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government's ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away from it.


Comment by Site *ADMINS* on October 5, 2013 at 3:18pm
Comment by HonestLee on October 5, 2013 at 3:35pm

The feds must try to keep anything and everything from running while the gov is shut down. Can't have the people see that everything runs just fine without them!

Comment by Dukenukem 3D on October 5, 2013 at 5:06pm

That is so stupid and outrageous. Its bloody ocean, they have NO control over open oceans.

Comment by HonestLee on October 5, 2013 at 5:32pm

No they have no real control over the oceans, but they do have total control over you!

Comment by Site *ADMINS* on October 5, 2013 at 5:34pm

Shutdown Day 3: Food distributor stalled, charter boat captains docked

Comment by HonestLee on October 6, 2013 at 8:44pm

DC is the toilet bowl, it's full of turds! we just need to find the flush handle!


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