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Author: Ann Ward

Catching a fish but not a bird

As the Programme Co-ordinator, I found the boat ramp advocacy and school visits to be a particular highlight. I spoke with roughly 900 recreational fishers over the summer at seven different boat ramps. The people spoken to were not just boaties; they were surf casters and family groups fishing from the wharf as well. I have been amazed at how much the children knew and how most people do respect the seabirds and appreciate their vulnerability and importance to our ecosystems. Everyone thought avoiding catching a bird was a good idea! Southern seabirds would like to thank The Informer for...

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