Angler Alert : Fishing Line Can Kill!
Ospreys are very tolerant of humans and will
fish and nest close to populated communities.
They often line their nests with a variety of
natural and manmade materials. Some of the
manmade materials ospreys pick up include
paper, plastic rope and fishing line. Some of
these prove to be deadly.
Osprey young have been found in their nests
entangled in fishing line or impaled with fishing
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/fishingline2.pdf, 700 KB
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Chesapeake Bay Field Office