FWC Sets Juvenile Brown Pelican Free From Monofilament Left in Marine Environment
By Florida Fish and Wildlife // January 29, 2018
fwc urges people to collect and store loose lines
(FLORIDA FISH WILDLIFE) — While monitoring nesting seabirds in a Critical Wildlife Area, we found this juvenile brown pelican with fishing gear stuck in its foot. Luckily for this feathered fellow, the fishing gear was successfully removed and the pelican was set free.
Monofilament and fishing tackle left in the marine environment create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that become entangled or snared, leading to injury or death.
Do your part to conserve our precious wildlife by collecting and storing loose fishing lines until it can be discarded properly.
If you encounter entangled or severely injured wildlife, call our Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
Click here to locate a monofilament recycling bin near you by using the interactive map on our newly-renovated Monofilament Recovery and Recycling website.
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