Tired of fishermen abusing our waterways, a group of ordinary people have come together to form GARS.
The Society did a little 'roadshow' next to one of our 'rivers' to show local fishermen how to fish in a friendly manner. Starting with how to make a lure!
And how to use these lures. Without hurting the waters or passers-by.
Besides sharing their ideas about better fishing, the team also did some cleanup along the shoreline. They also observed the collection of waterweeds and commented on the impact this has on the fish population.
The Gamefish & Aquatic Rehabilitation Society is dedicated to the conservation and protection of Singapore's gamefishes and aquatic habitat.
In their brand new blog Fish, Respect And Protect, they outline their cause.
Among their challenges: "Our world faces new challenges, in the face of concrete and skyscrapers. Nylon nets, choking plastic and sewage. It calls for a new breed of fishermen, naturalists and the ordinary person on the street to help save these waters from virtual extinction."
Tan Tien Yun, the group's leader, has already been speaking up about abandoned fishing lines in the Straits Times article "Saving birds from careless anglers" on 11 Jul 09.
Drop by their blog to find out more about what they do, and join their cause.
According to the blog, "the outreach is a weekly affair. To find out more about the clinics and locations, please pop down to Coho Fishing Tackle at 14 Bali Lane, Singapore 189850 and register. We will call participants one day before to reconfirm the attendance."