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Recreational boating, litter and fishing tackle

 A recreational fisher has left their plastic bag on Fraser Is

A recreational fisher has left their plastic bag on Fraser Is

Recreational fishers go out to enjoy themselves. They take their fishing gear, drinks, food, sun cream and fishing bait. They may have a lot of plastic packaging that can end up in the sea if it is not properly looked after. Sometimes they lose their fishing tackle when it becomes snagged.

If you go fishing, make sure you return with all your waste. If your fishing line gets so tangled that it can no longer be used, don’t throw it into the sea. It is deadly to marine life and will hang around in the sea for hundreds of years. It is very important that you return with it to shore and place it into a rubbish bin.

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