NOAA Fisheries and partners unveiled a new informational sign at the 7th Avenue Fishing Pier in Pass-A-Grille.
The sign provides information to the public about local fish species and how to best handle fish once hooked. It has information about pelican and bird safety and how to keep protected species like dolphins, sea turtles, sawfish and manta rays safe. There is also a map of Shell Key Preserve encouraging visitor use in appropriate areas.
Every year, thousands of recreational fishermen use the Pass-A-Grille sea wall and the area’s three fishing piers. Until now there were no educational displays near the piers to promote conservation. This new sign is large, standing 8.5 feet tall. It provides fishermen and the public with an opportunity to learn more about marine life they might encounter and the best ways to protect a variety of species.
Our partners in this project include: