Plea for anglers to help save birds

Bill and Sally Warner found a dead bird embedded in fishing line and hooks in the estuary.
Bill and Sally Warner found a dead bird embedded in fishing line and hooks in the estuary.

They would also like to see plastic bags banned due to the detrimental effect discarded bags have on local birdlife.

The couple canoe around the Peel Inlet and often see birds who have died from fishing lines, hooks, plastic and rubbish.

‘We see a lot of dead birds that have died after being entangled,’ Mr Warners said. ‘It’s really depressing.’

Last week they found the remains of a bird that had fishing line and hooks imbedded in the carcass near Mariners Cove.

They have pleaded with people not to dump their rubbish and to be careful when fishing.

‘Every week we collect two or three bags of rubbish,’ Mrs Warner said.