Texas Stream Team Monofilament Finders: Final Report
|dc.contributor.author||Texas Stream Team ( )|
|dc.identifier||Report No. 2016-04|
|dc.identifier.citation||Texas Stream Team. (2016). Texas stream team monofilament finders: Final report (Report No. 2016-04). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.||en_US|
Over 2 million anglers fish in Texas annually and many leave fishing line behind. Monofilament takes up to 600 years to degrade, and when left in the environment, is disastrous for fish and wildlife. In addition to being an eye-sore across Texas waterways and coastlines, monofilament entangles and kills thousands of birds annually, such as roseate spoonbills and white ibises. Monofilament turns habitats into traps for otters, alligators, fish, and turtles like Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle.
Texas Stream Team Monofilament Finders was developed to work towards protecting habitats by engaging a well-established statewide citizen science network with partner organizations and others in monofilament education, collection, and recycling.
Harmful effects of monofilament line include the following categories:
This program addresses these risks by:
|dc.format.medium||1 file (.pdf)|
|dc.source||The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. https://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/Publications.html|
|dc.subject||Texas Stream Team||en_US|
|dc.title||Texas Stream Team Monofilament Finders: Final Report||en_US|
|txstate.department||The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment|