If you've ever taken a pole to the water to fish, you might know that fishing has everything; excitement, anticipation and Buddist-like patience.  Discarding fishing line in a willy-nilly fashion, however, can be dangerous for marine life.   It should be common sense, but unfortunately, it's not.

According to blueoceansociety.org, discarded fishing line can get tangled up in marine animals' body parts, which sometimes leads to the demise of said animal.  For responsible fisherman and hunters, taking the life of a living thing in a slow fashion is not what they want.  In an effort to avoid that, a simple solution is to recycle.

The Blue Ocean Society also cites the organization that they bring the fishing line to.  They have recycled more than nine million miles of fishing line, which is enough to fill two reels for every angler in the entire country.

There are some places on the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Seacoast where you can discard your fishing lines in a responsible manner, according to the Blue Ocean Society.

Fishing Line Recycling Bin Locations in New Hampshire

At many bail and tackle shops around New Hampshire and Massachusetts, you will find a recycling bin.  There are several in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and more in Rye, Hampton, Seabrook, and Dover.  Bait & Tackle shops in Newburyport, Amesbury, Plum Island, and Salisbury, Massachusetts, have them as well.

If you can't locate a recycling bin for the fishing line, keep it until you find a place to discard it.  You'll be doing your part to keep the beaches free of debris, and safer for the marine wildlife that we all love so much.

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