ROSCO continues mission to save north-east bass fishery
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US terminal tackle manufacturer ROSCO Inc has partnered with a major organisation devoted to protecting one of the world’s best-known bass fisheries.
For the second year, the New York-based company is backing the Save the River (STR) campaign and sponsoring the St Lawrence River’s only Bass Catch & Release programme.
The St Lawrence River and 1000 Islands have a world-class bass fishery and the goal of the programme is to help protect it now and for the years to come.
ROSCO Inc President and CEO Jack Butts is on the Board of Directors of Save the River and an active campaigner and fundraiser. He said: “Protecting the fishery is personally important to me as well as the mission of Rosco.
“STR is a member-based non-profit body that monitors the health of the St Lawrence River. My family has been spending summers here for generations and I have deep roots in the 1000 Islands region of New York and Ontario.
“STR has a catch and release programme for bass and muskie and ROSCO is the lead sponsor of the bass initiative. Fishermen are encouraged to photograph their catch and safely release them.
“The Bassmaster Elite Series had a stop here earlier this year and the pros regard it as one of the best bass fisheries in the world. I am proud that ROSCO and myself can help keep it that way.”