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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:38 pm
Ken Jones


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Location: California

The Pier Rats’ Code

As responsible anglers, we recognize that our actions should always be governed by what is right—ethically and legally—and we understand and agree that the best ways to accomplish our goals is through personal example and education.

We’re dedicated to preserving the pier rats’ environment in the following ways:

We will work to protect all species of fish. Fish that will be kept for food will be killed in a humane manner. Fish that are to be returned to the water will be handled with care in an attempt to assure their safe return to the water. All species of fish—both sportfish and incidental species—will be given the same respect and treatment. We will attempt to avoid the capture of unwanted or prohibited species.

We will work to improve the environments of the piers themselves as well as the waters around the piers. We will dispose of trash in trash containers, make sure there are no lines or discarded tackle on the pier, and clean up bait from the surface of piers as well as the railings. Where possible, we will assist in the removal of lines and tackle from pilings and pier structures. We will not throw pollutants (of any type) into the waters adjacent to the pier. We will always try to leave the pier as clean or cleaner than when we arrived.

As guardians of the pier environment, we will, to the best of our ability, try to reason with and correct anglers observed to be acting in a manner detrimental to that environment. We will, if necessary, report cases of abuse to the relevant authorities. Observations of illegal fishing methods will be reported to the Fish and Game Department (CalTip). Observations of destruction to the pier will be reported to local agencies.

We will encourage good fishing etiquette. We will learn and obey all fishing regulations. We will treat fellow anglers with courtesy and respect. We will endeavor to educate our fellow anglers in sound and safe angling methods and fishery conservation.
—Ken Jones


“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”
—Baba Dioum

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:17 pm
fishingbrat


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Location: Modesto

That is outstanding and should be posted on a big board on all piers!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:06 am
Riplee781


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Location: San Diego

I like this.... alot
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:13 pm
dpshim


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Location: Monterey Bay

Amen to that!! Ken, and to all other respected fishermen, a big "THANK YOU"!! =)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:29 pm
Fisherman D


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Ken you da best. We should take pride in what you said
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