… An article on ESPN.com about government regulation, encouraging the public to submit comments. Anglers are worried that the Administration is going to limit their ability to fish recreationally (although a progressive media watchdog debunks this characterization). There are a number of interesting administrative law issues here.
First, what’s the legal status of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and the recommendations they make? Will the recommendations becoming binding?
Second, why doesn’t NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) simply propose regulations and start the rulemaking process?