AMI SUN: Captains for Clean Water protecting resource

AMI Sun: Written by Rusty Chinnis. May 29, 2018.

When we’re not fishing we love to read about fishing. We devour articles, books, websites and blogs for enjoyment and to learn about new fisheries and ways to increase our catch. We spend a lot of time on piscatorial pursuits and a fair amount of money on our boats, tackle, flies and all the other thing we anglers just can’t live without.

I don’t see that changing anytime soon, but I do see the necessity of investing some of our time and money to help protect our passion. Fortunately, there are a lot of committed anglers out there that have our back. The other night, I was introduced to one organization of anglers that is literally fighting for the life of some of Florida’s most significant and storied fisheries.

I was attending the monthly meeting of the Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers and the program that night was a presentation by Captains for Clean Water. Co-Founder Captain Chris Whitman and Port Charlotte-based West Wall Outfitters’ owner Josh Greer laid out the mission of the organization and its importance to fishermen, tourists, residents and business owners alike.

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