Help Tampa Bay Watch keep discarded monofilament fishing line out of our waterways!
Discarded fishing line can be very dangerous to birds, marine life, and even boats - it is estimated fishing line will last 400-600 years in the environment before it begins to break down. You can help by adopting a monofilament recycling tube, aka monotube, at one of these popular fishing locations listed below. Once collected the fishing line is sent to Berkley Fishing, where it is recycled into tackle boxes or other fishing equipment, as well as, fish habitats! Click here
to contact Melinda Spall, Environmental Specialist, with the site that you'd like to adopt.
Sites that need monitoring:
Skyway Fishing Pier (need 3 people), Bunce's Pass, Fort de Soto Gulf Pier, Fort de Soto Bay Pier, Fort de Soto Arrowhead, Fort de Soto Boat Ramp, Tierra Verde Bridge, Eckerd College, Coffee Pot Bayou Boat Ramp, Crisp Park, Pass A Grille Merry Pier, Park Blvd Boat Ramp, Weedon Island Boat Ramp, Domino Boat Ramp (Ruskin), Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, EG Simmons Park, Williams Park, Riverview Park Boat Ramp, Gandy Boat Ramp, Picnic Island Boat Ramp, Ballast Point Fishing Pier, Lowry Park Boat Ramp, MacDill Fishing Pier & MacDill Marina (security clearance is required to access the MacDill sites).