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Ecology, management and conservation in natural and modified habitats

The Capture of Fauna other than FIshes in Eel and Mesh Nets

JP Beumer, ME Burbury and DJ Harrington

Australian Wildlife Research 8(3) 673 - 677
Published: 1981


The effects of eel (fyke) and mesh nets on fauna other than fishes were studied over 21 months from July 1975 to March 1977, at Macleods Morass, Vic. Tortoises were caught 272 times, birds five times and mammals twice in nets set to catch fishes. All fauna except two tortoises, two birds and the two mammals were released unharmed. Methods for preventing such animals being caught are suggested.


© CSIRO 1981

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