Public raises concerns over nets used in Lake Killarney fishing

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March 07, 2011

By CELESTE NIXON

Trbune Staff Reporter

cnixon@tribunemedia.net

PERSONS seen fishing in Lake Killarney might be using nets that are killing protected species of birds.

According to past president and executive member of the Bahamas National Trust, Pericles Mallis, while it is not illegal to fish in Lake Killarney or to use nets of a certain mesh, the "gill nets," which are suspected of being used in this case can be left in the water for hours, increasing the possibility of trapping and killing birds such as diving and ruddy ducks - both protected in the Bahamas.

Concerns were first raised when photographs surfaced of persons pulling large nets filled with fish out of Lake Killarney.

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News date : 03/07/2011    Category : Tribune Stories

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