It’s not hard to understand why leaving trash on the beach is a pretty nasty thing to do, especially when we’re talking about plastics.

But people still do it. Although the “big stuff” like diapers, food containers, abandoned beach accoutrement and other debris get a lot of attention, there’s a somewhat less obvious part of the problem that needs to be addressed: recreational anglers carelessly discarding fishing lines and hooks.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com.

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Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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