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Prevent Monofilament from Becoming the Next Texas Invasive

The used fishing line left on the shoreline, on piers or docks, or in the water is harmful to fish, wildlife, people, and boat motors. Fishing line or monofilament takes 600 years to disintegrate
while in the water. Recycling offers a way to keep it out of the environment and converts it to make useful items - and here is a project to create a fishing line collection tube.

Remember, we can only do this with monofilament & fluorocarbon and not braided type lines.
To learn about the importance of keeping the fishing line out of our waterways, understand the recycling steps, who does the actual recycling, and how you can educate others, visit these
websites:

• (Texas) Monofilament Recycling Recovery Program
• (Florida) Monofilament Recycling Recovery Program
Berkley Fishing
The Meadows Center
Blood Knot Ring

Check with you own local agency to see what your state is doing. Please contact us to share anything your state may be doing that other could follow.