Fishing waste 'responsible for 90 per cent' of bird injuries, says rescue group

By Ben Langford
Updated November 24 2016 - 1:08pm, first published 1:00pm
Waste kills birds: Gordon Bradbery with Arthur Booth and Kirsten Hort near one of the bins at the Windang boat ramp. Picture: Sylvia Liber
Waste kills birds: Gordon Bradbery with Arthur Booth and Kirsten Hort near one of the bins at the Windang boat ramp. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Waste from fishing has been blamed for “about 90 per cent” of the injuries to bird life seen by the Australian Seabird Rescue (ASB) group, who are urging fishers to do a better job of holding on to their materials.

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