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
AbstractThe 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.
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