Since 2008 a partnership between the Boat US Foundation and the Berkley Conservation Institute has resulted in recycling enough fishing line to stretch to the moon and back 19 times. That helps visualize the 9 million miles of line that has been turned in by contentious anglers and recycled by these two organizations.
Boat US awarded Jim Martin the 2013 Boat US Foundation Environmental Leadership Award at their recent conference in Portland, OR.
“The award recognizes those leaders in the boating community who have made a significant impact advancing clean boating and educating boaters about how they can minimize their environmental impacts,”
said BoatUS Foundation Vice President Susan Shingledecker. “Jim’s long-term commitment to fishing line recycling has allowed the concept and the program to really take hold nationwide. Fishing line can be a tough material to recycle, so Berkley’s devotion to this program is noteworthy.”
So anglers should join the cause and save that fishing line from going to waste or worse, doing harm in the environment and fueling the anti-fishing fire that is burning. Lets do our part to fish responsibly and set a good example for younger generations of sportsmen.
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Boat US Award Jim Martin