Reel In and Recycle


cropped-kwb-line-recycling-15-mw-071517.jpgKWCB is excited to announce our newest initiative –

Beginning next week, we will be installing monofilament recovery tubes at all the county boat ramps, parks with fishing piers and waterway entrances around Wakulla County.

Improperly discarded monofilament fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life and the environment.  Marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and birds become injured from entanglements, or might ingest the line, often dying as a result.  Human divers and swimmers are also at risk from entanglements and the line can also damage boat propellers.

Monofilament fishing line can be recycled.

The Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program (MRRP) is a statewide effort to educate the public on the problems caused by monofilament line left in the environment, to encourage recycling through a network of line recycling bins and drop-off locations, and to conduct volunteer monofilament line cleanup events.

For more information on this and ghostfishing – check out:   FWC    Also check out the National Ocean Service at Ghostfishing

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