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The supplies given to volunteers included garbage bags to collect monofilament, plastics and other trash as well as materials to reach and cut the fishing lines.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Bay Watch's annual fishing line cleanup

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

The supplies given to volunteers included garbage bags to collect monofilament, plastics and other trash as well as materials to reach and cut the fishing lines.

There were 34 volunteers in total who cleaned up monofilament throughout the Sarasota Bay, both on foot and on boat.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

There were 34 volunteers in total who cleaned up monofilament throughout the Sarasota Bay, both on foot and on boat.

Pelicans and other birds congregate on docks, which can become entangled with fishing lines and in turn become caught on the birds.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

Pelicans and other birds congregate on docks, which can become entangled with fishing lines and in turn become caught on the birds.

One of the main goals of the event was to help raise awareness of the proper ways to dispose of fishing equipment so it does not become entwined on docks, coastlines, mangrove trees and other places birds congregate.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

One of the main goals of the event was to help raise awareness of the proper ways to dispose of fishing equipment so it does not become entwined on docks, coastlines, mangrove trees and other places birds congregate.

Steve Traves, Skye Ehrhart, 15, and Wyatt Kaighin, 12, clean up fishing equipment beneath the New Pass Bridge on the south side of Longboat Key.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

Steve Traves, Skye Ehrhart, 15, and Wyatt Kaighin, 12, clean up fishing equipment beneath the New Pass Bridge on the south side of Longboat Key.

Steve Traves, Skye Ehrhart, 15, and Wyatt Kaighin, 12, collect monofilament and other waste beneath New Pass Bridge, a common spot for birds.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

Steve Traves, Skye Ehrhart, 15, and Wyatt Kaighin, 12, collect monofilament and other waste beneath New Pass Bridge, a common spot for birds.

Volunteers found a cormorant bird entangled in a fishing line but were unable to rescue it because it flew away.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 |

Volunteers found a cormorant bird entangled in a fishing line but were unable to rescue it because it flew away.

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