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Changes proposed for fishing from Naples Pier

Fishing 24/7 in Naples is becoming a problem. On Tuesday, Naples and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will look at ways to protect pelicans that keep getting hurt by fishing lines and hooks cast off the pier. The Conservancy recommends that all anglers be required to purchase an individual license directly from the state. The […]

Police officer, family visiting Naples rescue pelican dangling from fishing line

A police officer and his family from Georgia were vacationing in Naples and came across a pelican wrapped in fishing line and stuck dangling from a tree, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The family stopped their boat and were able to free the pelican, remove the line and take him to the von […]

In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Tim Hitchens, of Gulfprort, Miss., pulls in a fish while fishing from a pier in the Gulf of Mexico, the morning after Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall nearby, in Biloxi, Miss. The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by in December. Photo via AP/Gerald Herbert.

The Conservancy of SWFL warns anglers to be more cautious of birds when out fishing

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is sending out a warning for fisherman to be aware because the bird populations are being harmed. So much damage is being done that officials are sounding the alarm now, before it’s too late. Since November, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida says they have admitted over 60 birds with injuries […]