Why are freshwater fishing conservation laws and fees so important?
That obviously means that there are more and more fishermen, women and children out on the water than ever before. And it's not going to slow down.
Sadly enough, some of those folks don't really have the respect needed to care for our waterways and surrounding environments.
It's becoming increasingly important to abide by the fishing laws and regulations set forth to help conserve our fisheries. There are many reasons why these laws, and even voluntary suggestions, are put in place.
Conserving and protecting our fisheries simply boils down to providing our future generations of children with the opportunities of enjoying this exciting sport in the same fashion as we are able to today.
I hear people always complaining about these fees and restrictions. Sure, some seem to be outrageously higher than they should be. But, the fishing laws and restrictions are put in place for a very good reason. It's all part of conservation.
A portion of the costs for our fishing licenses, some bait and tackle programs, and certain park and campground fees goes towards important fishing programs and biological studies.
The money helps with maintaining fish hatcheries, fish stocking programs, new pond developments, and biologists with studying fish, their behavior, growth, habitat, and their surrounding environments.
Without these conservation efforts in place, the future of our fisheries would be in turmoil.
The excitement of catching fish would be next to nothing. Waters could get so over-polluted that fish begin to die off, and we wouldn't be able to include game fish in our daily diet.
Do you enjoy fishing? Would you like to see our kids active in this great sport for many years to come?
Great, me too! Instead of taking a back seat, get involved and do your part. It's quite easy actually. Here are a few things of simple fishing etiquette...
Your efforts do and will make a huge difference, no matter how small or big your contributions are. Be a leader and join the trend to help save our fisheries for a bright future.