The fishing line menace
It’s holiday time and (sustainable) fishing is part of holiday fun. But please remember a few important points when you are fishing. Our wildlife, in the water and in the air are killed, inadvertently, in large numbers each year, by people fishing.
TAKE any old line and tackle home with you
NEVER feed seabirds
AVOID using unattended lines.
If you ever hook a bird or see an injured or entangled bird call the WA Seabird Helpline on 0418952683 or Wildcare helpline on 94749055 – immediately. One of their dedicated volunteers will try to help the damaged bird.
My friend Rowley Goonan is a Seabird Rescue volunteer in QLD. Read this article to find out more about Rowley’s astonishing dedication and the amazing work that he and others do.