16 December 2011

Need to Be Careful About Discarding Fishing Line


”Bunches of line left on the shore — with or without a hook — can tie ducks, shorebirds and even turtles in knots, while other birds are injured after nibbling a bit of bait left on a hook and swallowing it.

"Lead sinkers, too, can poison birds that ingest them. Fishermen also cut lines that get snagged on trees, leaving hooks and lures to drift menacingly in the breeze. And some birds will even use fishing line as nesting material, which can ensnare their young.”

NYTimes.com


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