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Proposed fishing changes at Naples Pier aim to protect pelicans

NAPLES, Fla. — The City of Naples Community Services Advisory Board held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to fishing on Naples Pier. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida proposed changes to increase pelican patrol staff and limit the amount of time the pier is open to fishing. At the meeting, several people described seeing pelicans and other birds get hooked and tangled in fishing wire. Ray Erickson, who works with the conservancy, spoke with NBC2 earlier this morning on the pier. “The hook being in a place it shouldn’t be or the line’s wrapped up too bad,...

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