Hooked on fishing: Hains Point fishers discuss the regulations surrounding their favorite pastime
Hains Point is a popular fishing spot along the Potomac River with views of the Anacostia river from the point. Even though there are advisories against consuming fish, many people fish the rivers to feed themselves or provide meals to others. Even though some consumption is allowed, Trey Sherard, the Anacostia river-keeper, warns against eating any fish because of the many unknown chemicals contaminating the fish. Beyond the debate over whether or not to eat the fish, people in the D.C. area are hooked on fishing for the peace it provides.
Interviews with: Leon Carter – Fisherman at Hains Point Trey Sherard – Anacostia Riverkeeper Khanh Nguyen – Fisherman at Hains Point Rashard Hakken – Fisherman at Hains Point Ron Walker – Fisherman at Hains Point Brenda Richardson – Potomac Riverkeeper Network Board Member
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