The SBEP has funded the construction of nine artificial reefs in Sarasota Bay to increase and enhance recreational fishing and scuba diving areas and to create and restore marine habitat lost to coastal development.
Florida is the fishing capital of the world largely because Florida carefully manages its valuable marine and aquatic resources.
Commit yourself to ethical angling. The future of your sport depends on it!
- Help fish stocks increase through catch and release.
- Limit your take and vary your target.
- Observe regulations and report violations.
- Only keep fish for food.
- Share what you know to help the sport grow.
Catch and Release
By adopting just a few simple habits, recreational anglers can greatly increase the chances that the fish they catch and release will survive. This means each and every angler can positively influence the future of Florida’s fishing stocks by striving for 100 percent survival of released fish.