Angler Clean Water Story: First and Foremost an Environmentalist

It's passed time for fishermen to take an active role in ensuring we have cleaner water in the Chesapeake Bay. We can no longer stand on the bank and watch passively as our fishing water quality worsens and our fishing declines.

As an avid light-tackle angler, I've seen first-hand the devastating effects water pollution has on our fish, crabs, and oysters. Many species are hurting and some are already gone.

I think every fisherman must be first and foremost an environmentalist. Everything that happens in the Chesapeake watershed affects what happens at the ends of our fishing lines.

--Shawn Kimbro, Stevensville, MD


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