SARASOTA, FL, October 20, 2018 — Sarasota Bay Watch conducted its second Tony Saprito Fishing Pier Cleanup with 40 volunteers. ReelCycle assists Sarasota Bay Watch in using the best practices for the recycling of discarded fishing line/nets/traps by having the items burned and creating electric energy. over 300 lbs of fishing nets, line, rope and other debris were recovered in the cleanup.
Divers were pleased with increased visibility and fish sightings noted from last week when a cleanup of the North Jetty in Venice took place. With the central location of the Saprito Pier many onlookers learned a great deal about underwater cleanups, the items retrieved, the abundance of marine life that can be trapped in nets and debris and the terrific work that takes place within Sarasota by those who love their water.