If you haven’t joined Recycled Fish, why not?
It’s a great organization that takes catch-and-release to the next level. It’s about acknowledging that we all live downstream and so should take better care of our waters and fisheries through our daily life choices, both on and off the water.
Here is the RF Sportsman’s Stewardship Pledge:
I pledge to live a Lifestyle of Stewardship on and off the water. Living as a steward means making choices throughout my daily life that benefit lakes, streams and seas - and the fish that swim in them - because my Lifestyle Runs Downstream.
I will learn the fish and game laws where I hunt or fish and always abide by them.
I will practice Catch & Release and Selective Harvest faithfully and responsibly.
I will "police my resource" by turning in poachers and reporting polluters.
I will make up for "the other guy" by cleaning up litter wherever my adventures take me.
I will boat safely and responsibly, never trespass, and treat other enthusiasts respectfully
I will provide my time, money, or other resources to support stewardship efforts.
I will take steps to see that my home, lawn, vehicle, workplace and everyday lifestyle are as fish-friendly as I can make them by reducing my water, energy, material and chemical footprint.
I will encourage others to take on this ethic and will connect others with the outdoors to grow the stewardship community.
I choose to serve as a role model in protecting what remains and recovering what’s been lost of our wild and natural places.
I am a Steward.
Joining Recycled Fish is free and you will be signed up to receive weekly stewardship tips and a monthly update. But please make a donation while you are there to help us better protect our waters and fisheries and educate others to do the same.