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The Challenge

The Clean Tides™ project challenges all anglers and fishing enthusiasts in the Coastal Bend to practice the "Leave No Trace" principles on their next adventure. The Leave No Trace principles might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One plastic bag or aluminum can may have little significance, but thousands of such pieces seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone's responsibility. The "Leave No Trace" ideology helps reinforce the Clean Tides™ mission, and reminds us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations.

Take the Next Step

Clean Tides™ is an awareness and an attitude rather than a set of rules. Use your judgment and experience to tailor your fishing practices to our waterways. Below are a set of principles we aim to live by:

1) DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY

(PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT)

This simple yet effective saying motivates anglers and fishing enthusiasts to take their trash home with them. Accept the challenge, clean up all trash, leftover food, and litter.

2) LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND

Allow others a sense of discovery. Leave rocks, plants and other objects as you find them.

3) MINIMIZE ALTERATIONS

Avoid altering in any fashion, burning up flats, or building structures.

4) RESPECT WILDLIFE

Observe wildlife from afar to avoid disturbing them. Help keep wildlife wild.

5) BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER FISHERMAN

Thoughtful anglers respect other anglers and protect the quality of their experience.


INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

We recommend some of our local organizations that share in our "Passion" for the outdoors and preserving our marine resources. Visit their websites and join the effort!


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