THE WIRES organisation is sending out an urgent call to all anglers.
Please take all unwanted fishing line and fishing hooks with you when you pack up after fishing.
Pictured are the remains of a pied oyster catcher that was found in Mogareeka Inlet near Tathra.
This bird died because discarded fishing line became wrapped around its legs and cut off its circulation.
This is particularly significant because the pied oyster catcher is endangered.
However, no one likes to see any animal suffer such a fate.
Please cut up any unwanted fishing into small pieces before putting it in the rubbish.
This will also protect foraging birds at the tip.
WIRES are also calling on all members of the public to please collect any fishing line or hooks that they find on the beaches and wharves.
This would be a terrific help to our shorebirds and ocean dwelling animals.
If you are interested in joining WIRES, please ring our hotline 6495 4150 and leave your details as we are in the process of planning our next new members’ course.