Recreational fishing is becoming increasingly problematic for seabirds and waterbirds across the world. Monofilament fishing line and fishing tackle such as hooks and lures in the marine environment can lead to birds becoming entangled or snared, leading to injury or death. Entanglements can occur during fishing activities, when birds are attracted to baits of when fishing hear is improperly discarded.
To document the extent of the problem, which species are most affected and on which type of gear, we are asking photographers submit their observations of entangled birds. Information such as time, date and location, along with a photo are requested.