Wildlife officials are weighing new rules at Skyway Fishing Pier to reduce bird entanglement

St. PETERSBURG — Florida wildlife officials are weighing new rules for hunters at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park after thousands of birds got stuck in fishing gear over the past two years. Since January 2021, at least 3,300 seabirds have required dock rescue after being tethered or wrapped in fishing gear at the popular fishing … Read more

Florida wildlife officials are asking for the public’s input in helping pelicans avoid fishing lines at Skyway Pier

The FWC is working on a plan to protect the pelicans near the Skyway Fishing Pier Reporting by Kylie Tracy St. Petersburg, Florida. – The Skyway Fishing Pier is one of the most popular spots for anglers in the Tampa Bay area – and also for brown pelicans. Florida seabirds have a nesting area nearby. … Read more