Protecting Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life...now and forever.
Please, if you participate in angling activities, always place unwanted fishing tackle in appropriate trash receptacles. If you miscast and your line or net gets tangled in surrounding rocks, trees and vegetation, be responsible and retrieve the monofilament debris. Hooks, line and netting can become deadly to unsuspecting wildlife if left in the environment.
You may know — along with our collaborators, Rookery Bay, USGS and Dennison University — we have been studying Burmese python behavior and movements to help identify best management practices for containing this highly invasive reptile.
When fortunate enough to live in a region as beautiful as Southwest Florida, we must remember that the beloved qualities of our region must be cared for and protected. As beaches begin to get more crowded with humans and migrating wildlife, and we celebrate the reopening of the Naples Pier, now is a fitting time to remind ourselves of best practices to protect shorebirds when fishing.