Waterways and Wildlife

Hook, Line and Sinker

While fishing can be a great way to connect with nature while enjoying its bounties, it is also a leading cause of suffering and slow death for many, unrelated wildlife species and even our beloved pets.

How?  It’s not the act of fishing so much as what is often is left behind.  Each year, across Abbotsford, dozens of animals are severely injured or slowly killed when they are snared by discarded fishing lines, tackle and nets.

This not only poses a threat to wildlife but to pets who may eat the fishy smelling lines and discarded hooks.  Even our children can accidentally and painfully find hooks that have been left behind.

Please check out Clear Your Gear for more information about the devastating effects of discarded fishing gear and to find out what you can do to end this avoidable problem.