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Document Title:

Angler Alert : Fishing Line Can Kill!

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PUBLICATION DATE: January 2003

ABSTRACT:
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 hooks.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/fishingline2.pdf, 700 KB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Chesapeake Bay Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013