An Ethical Angler:
- Understands fishing and boating regulations
- Cares about aquatic and marine habitats
- Keeps only fish to eat and properly releases the rest
- Is respectful of others - anglers and non-anglers alike
- Leaves no trash, even if left by others
- Shares expertise with less experienced anglers
- Cooperates with authorities
- Fishes and boats safely
- Preserves the sportfishing tradition
About Fish Waste:
- Use fish cleaning stations
- Clean fish as they are caught offshore, and toss fish waste only in open unrestricted water or at sea (if your state allows), never in marina basin.
- Recycle fish parts by composting with peat moss or burying in a garden as fertilizer.
- Freeze and then reuse fish parts as bait and/or chum on your next fishing trip.
- When no other option exists, bag the fish parts and place the bag in a trash container.
- Avoid releasing bait, either dead or alive, into the water - this can introduce foreign species to freshwater lakes.
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