In June of 1998, President Bill
Clinton issued the creation of a Coral Reef Task Force to save the coral
reefs. With officials from eleven federal agencies, co-chaired by the
Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Commerce, this task force was
well up to the job. There are laws that tell where companies can dump
waste without damaging coral reefs.
The public can also have an opinion about where to
dump waste so it wouldn't harm coral reefs and other marine animals. Therefore, fishing near coral reefs, whether from a boat or just using a
simple pole, is illegal.
So, remember this website next
time you want to fish near a reef, and don't do it.