Fishing Line Cleanup on Tampa Bay

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Fishing Line Cleanup on Tampa Bay
The 28th Annual Fishing Line Island Cleanup in partnership with Audubon Florida is a do-it-yourself event, where participants will travel out to their designated location by personal boat/other watercraft any day between October 4th – October 18th to target shorelines where cast line has been caught in the treeline. Volunteers will compile the recovered monofilament, to be collected, cleaned and recycled.
The goal is to remove hazardous monofilament line from mangrove shorelines. Monofilament or “mono,” is a fancy word for the commonly used plastic fishing line. It has great fishing utility, but can take over 600 years to break down and poses serious threats to birds and other wildlife. Improperly discarded mono and fishing gear leads to wildlife entanglement, accidental hooks, and ingestion.
See available sites and register to volunteer on our webpage.