Etiquette: The Spring Break Edition
Spring Break is in full effect, with families visiting the coast over the next two weeks. Visitors will be out enjoying the water on boats, kayaks, and all manner of personal watercraft and floats. Don’t forget about the swimmers!
It is so important to be aware of your surroundings and practice basic etiquette so everyone can have a fun and safe time. The Code of Angler Respect should be first and foremost on everyone’s mind.
Respect Fellow Anglers (and all users of the resource)
Be considerate toward the space, time and efforts of fellow anglers and users of the resource. Look for others before entering a fishing area. Don’t needlessly take shortcuts across flats, run the shorelines, or disturb fishing grounds. Don’t create large wakes near shorelines.
Respect the Resource
Reduce your footprint to share the resource equitably. Avoid damaging natural resources and fish habitat.
Respect the Law
Know and obey fishing and boating regulations. Look for opportunities to educate others versus assuming our coastal visitors know the law. Report fish, game or boating law violations you encounter. Boat responsibly.
Spring Break is a time for fun – for everyone!