pelican on Skyway Fishing pier next to a sign

A new Wildlife & Fisheries Team project is underway to reduce waterbird entanglement in fishing gear at the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park and nearby bird rookery islands in Tampa Bay, Florida. This area has been identified as a hotspot for bird rescues.

Audubon Florida is working to educate anglers that use the Skyway Fishing Pier on best practices to reduce entanglement. They also are working to expand awareness through volunteer fishing gear cleanup efforts.

Learn more about our Wildlife and Fisheries team.

This project is supported by Oxy through our Gulf Star Program. Gulf Star provides funding for projects that support healthy beaches, clean waters, productive ecosystems, and thriving coastal communities. All projects in the Gulf Star Program accomplish actions identified by the Alliance’s Priority Issue Teams and Cross-Team Initiatives in the Governors’ Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts. To learn more about becoming a Gulf Star partner, contact Becky Ginn, GOMA Development Director .