Is Eco-Friendly Fishing Real?

There are a few eco-friendly measures in place to protect wildlife. But that doesn't mean that you cannot enjoy the occasional fishing trip. You will have to follow the necessary legalities, get all the mandatory permits, and ensure you leave very little impact on the environment. Several fishermen already know how to fish without disturbing the environment too much. It would be ideal if every angler in the world knew about this. Here are a few guidelines to help you on your way!

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The Guidelines

First of all, get rid of tackles made from lead. High levels of lead in the water could poison marine life. Instead opt for tin, steel, or other biodegradable lines. Don’t take home more fish than you can consume as it may lead to wastage. After you have eaten your freshly caught fish, use the leftovers to make compost for the garden at home. Avoid using baits in excess because there are different types of bait that might be foreign to the water you dip them in. This could affect the ecosystem. Using live baits is preferred over plastic ones as the latter would simply land on riverbeds leading to more pollution.

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Additional Tips to Remember

Choose a rowing boat over a motorized one to reduce carbon emissions. You will get a good workout too! Choose second-hand items so that you don't create more waste. Plastic bags and rings are major concerns so you have to ensure you leave with them and that they are properly recycled. Happy fishing!