Introducing the Virginia Fishing Line
Recycling Program!

  • Please help keep our waterways cleaner and safer for:

            •        Fish
    Marine Mammals
    Boaters and swimmers

  • Deposit used or tangled monofilament fishing line into specially marked containers!
  •   Contact the VMRC to sponsor additional bins your area
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VMRC Managed Locations*
Buckroe Fishing Pier, Hampton Capt. Bob’s Marina, Chincoteague Chris’ Bait and Tackle, Cape Charles Don’s Bait and Tackle, Wachapreague Lancaster County (multiple locations) Long Bay Pointe Marina, Virginia Beach Newport News (multiple locations) Ocean View Fishing Pier, Norfolk Wallace’s Bait and Tackle, Hampton
*DGIF manages other locations throughout Virginia

The Virginia Fishing Line Recycling Program is run jointly by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with support from the Boat US Foundation and the Virginia Aquarium.

If you are interested in starting a monofilament fishing line recycling program. Click here for a “How To” guide, including where to get low or no fee resources. 


If you have any questions about the program, or suggestions for new container locations, please contact Adam Kenyon at (757) 247-2244 or email:

Reel In and Recycle!

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