Adam and Matthew Ross, from Auckland, enjoy fishing off the jetty at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Adam and Matthew Ross, from Auckland, enjoy fishing off the jetty at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Bins sort out tangle

IN an aim to pioneer the way in sustainable tourism, Kingfisher Bay Resort is encouraging visitors and tourists to put unwanted fishing line in TAngler Bins on Fraser Island.

“TAngler bins are a key component of OceanWatch activities to enhance fish habitats and improve water quality in estuaries and coastal environments,” OceanWatch Australia project manager Michelle Haase said.

Made from PVC pipe, the TAngler Bins are designed purposely for the disposal of old, tangled fishing line, bait bags and hooks.

The resort is installing two TAnglers on the jetty at the resort, which is a popular fishing spot for local fisherman and resort guests, who are mainly international visitors and young families who come during the busy school holiday period.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is working closely in partnership with the national not-for-profit organisation that has been constructive in promoting the TAngler bin program throughout New South Wales and Queensland.

This follows in the footsteps of the Fraser Coast Regional Council, which is installing eight TAnglers at popular coastal fishing spots.

“OceanWatch is delighted that Kingfisher Bay Resort and the Fraser Coast Regional Council have embraced the TAngler bin program,” Ms Haase said.

“I have no doubt that their combined efforts will assist in keeping line littering at bay, in the Bay.”



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