Multi message reply. Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Threatened species brochure ... O

To: warragal <>, Brian Fleming <>
Subject: Multi message reply. Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Threatened species brochure ... Ozbirdpix
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 14:13:43 +1000 (EST)
G'day Kurtis, Arm-tea Anff and All,
Just a few seconds ago I had an email from my Hilary in the USA saying she had only just a few minutes previous had a female brown pelican brought in for rehab. looks like it's not just Ozzies that are VERY remiss with what they do with THEIR fishing line, hooks and sinkers.
Mrs. Browns Daughter is going to be okay BUT a large amount of fishing line was carefully extracted. One continuous length was over 30 metres long. Along with several hooks and a sinker.
I think that and what goes on here in Oz is truly disgusting.
Ooroo John A. Gamblin
I have helped out here in Hastings with Pelican rescues, the number of feet stabbed little loves of mine that have been affected is FAR TOO MANY.
Graham I'll forward on your email from Darryl Sullings to Tom Tarrant and Ozbordpix okay?

warragal <> wrote:
Hi all,

On the note with the fishing I will never forget the Cumberland Bird
Observers Club outing to the Gosford area on the 22nd of May this year.
We stopped down at the river to have lunch and there hanging from an emerged snag was a dead Little Black Cormorant. The cause of death was most likely swallowed fishing line. Cheers,

Kurtis Lindsay

Original Message
From: "Brian Fleming" <>
To: "Graham Turner Ozemail" <>
Cc: "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>; "Darryl Sullings
(E-mail)" <>
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] FW: Threatened species brochure

The biggest threat to waterbirds and seabirds is abandoned fishing line and hooks and sinkers, plus nets of all kind, particularly drum nets and
keepnets, plus all kinds of rubbish - plastic bags, rings from bottles,
sixpack holders etc etc. In Victoria a poster with the heading 'ANGLE, DON'T STRANGLE' was available a few years ago, maybe still is.

It is a pity that many fishermen and anglers honestly believe that the existence of cormorants, pelicans and even gannets is a serious threat to their sport and livelihood. "There should be a bounty on them" is a cry I have often heard, particularly from trout anglers.

The 'Bird Observer' a few years back carried an article about the threat of abandoned and broken lines etc to birds; this included a photo of a dead Little Black Cormorant suspended from a line. I can send you a print but I am afraid it's not good enough for reproduction except at small scale, but it might be used as a basis for artwork. BOCA used to have a leaflet to help with the protection of tern colonies on beaches. Others have been produced in various Aust states and in NZ.

'Birds Australia's Wingspan, or a Seabird Report they produced c. 1990, carried some horrendous pics of Albatross drowned on longlines.

Best of luck with this project.
Anthea Fleming
Ivanhoe, Vic.

Graham Turner Ozemail wrote:
Hello Birders, a former work colleague sent me an email today looking for photos of various birds. He is preparing a brochure aimed at educating fisher folk about threatened species. This has got to be a good thing. He is willing to pay to use photos if necessary, but has a budget to work to. Anyone with photos of anything on the list below please contact Darryl directly. Also if there are any suggestions for species which should be included (excluded?) here is the chance to have your say.

Various species are already included are Aust Bittern, Bush stone curlew, Little Tern, Sooty Oystercatcher plus a range of other seabirds,
waders and freckled duck.

Any one care to comment on the idea of a guide to threatened species
guide for fish peoples?

Original Message
From: Darryl Sullings [
Sent: Friday, 10 September 2004 11:13 AM
To: Graham Turner Ozemail
Subject: Fwd: Threatened species brochure
Graham, attached is the list of ones we dont have photos of ...

Antipodeon Albatross
Beach Stone-curlew
Black Bittern
Black-browed Albatross
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Buller's Albatross
Campbell Albatross
Collared Kingfisher
Comb-crested Jacana
Gibson's Albatross
Greater Sand Plover
Great Knot
Grey Ternlet
Hooded Plover
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
Kermadec Petrel
Lesser Sand Plover
Little Shearwater
Mangrove Honeyeater
Northern Giant-petrel
Northern Royal Albatross
Pacific Albatross
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Tern
Southern Giant-petrel
Tristan Albatross
Terek Sandpiper

Darryl Sullings Fisheries Manager (Commercial),


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