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Boat Owners Association of The United States
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com

BoatUS and Friends Help Keep Used Fishing Line Out of the Water

Dear Friends:

 
For most anglers, keeping a fishing line in the water usually results with a catch (or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work I’m told). 
 
However, old used line is another matter. On Earth Day our BoatUS Foundation teamed up with a few friends at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Sportfishing Association and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to build 600 fishing line recycling bins.
 
What do they look like? 
 
Here’s a video of the event from US Fish and Wildlife Service Director Director Dan Ashe:
 
www.fws.gov/director/dan-ashe/index.cfm/2012/4/23/Getting-My-Hands-Dirty-for-Fishing-Line-Recycling
 
For more information about our fishing line recycling program, go to www.BoatUS.com/foundation/monofilament. The project is funded by a grant from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
 
Next time you head out on the water, what will you do with your old fishing line?
 
Kindest,
Scott Croft
a.k.a “lousy angler”
BoatUS Public Relations