Uploaded 20-Oct-08
Taken 19-Oct-08
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Fisherman at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Refuge

Fishing is illegal at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Refuge. Over the summer I've seen increasingly that there are more & more fishermen fishing illegally here. There are posted signs. I've seen several Cormorants dead due to this practice. I photographed some of this action for the first time on this occasion. Somehow I ended up photographing the same man, but he's only one of many. And as it turned out - he caused a Cormorant to get injured before the end of the day. To my great sadness, with all my attempts I could not get a hold of SPCA or a Ranger or anything. The poor bird probably died due to this man's fishing in a Wildlife Refuge where fishing is illegal. On one occasion I actually saw a man chest deep in the water with a net, throwing it to catch fish. It's illegal to enter the water. My new goal for the week is to try to get Fish & Game aware of the situation, along with the Park Rangers.
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