Fishing line out of fisheries

Help Keep Fishing Line out of Florida's Coastal Waters

Adopt a monotube!

Help us keep fishing line out of Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Watch partners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in their statewide initiative to recycle old fishing line, through a network of monofilament collection bins called “monotubes”. Monofilament or “mono”, is another term for the commonly used plastic fishing line. It has great fishing utility, but takes over 600 years to break down and can result in wildlife entanglement, accidental hooks, and ingestion. Let’s keep fishing line out of our waterways!

Take action to protect our wildlife by adopting a monotube at one of the locations listed below. Adoption involves checking your designated location once a month to empty its contents and clean/prep the collected line for recycling. We are asking that volunteers commit a minimum of one year for any chosen site. The collected fishing line is sent to Berkley Fishing for recycling!

Pinellas County:

City of Clearwater

1. Pier 60 Fishing Pier (1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767) (2 monotubes)

Pasco County:

Port Richey

1. Bayfront Park (Old Post Rd. between Quist Dr. & Bluepoint Dr.) (1 tube)
2. Brasher Park (4951 Koons Rd.) (1 tube)
3. Nick’s Park - boat ramp (7929 Bayview St.) (1 tube)
4. Oelsner Park (5218 Miller Bayou Dr.) (1 tube)
5. Waterfront Park (8119 Old Post Rd.) (1 tube)
New Port Richey
1. Mariners Way Condos - docks (Biscayne Ct.) (1 tube)
2. Gulf Harbors Sea Forest (6035 Barefoot Ct.) (1 tube)

Ready to adopt? Please complete this form to request a site location.