Ontario helps recycle line

AURORA, Ontario — Members of the Aurora Bassmasters are taking part in the effort to transform discarded fishing into into fish habitat.

The club raised $500 and contributed 18 man-hours to placing PVC pipe receptacles in several spots at shoreline fishing areas on Lake Simcoe. The receptacles are marked to encourage anglers to deposit their line waste there.

"Used fishing line will be collected and sent to Berkley," said Wil Wegman of the Aurora Bassmasters. Berkley creates artificial habitat structures called Berkley Fish Habs from the recycled line.