SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —Over the last five years, Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz has earned the unhappy distinction of having California’s dirtiest ocean water, but hopefully not for long when they install pigeon netting. Pigeons roosting under the Santa Cruz Wharf were determined to be a major source of the high bacteria levels. City crews are taking action this week to keep the fowl from fouling ocean waters. “What we’re doing now is some bird-exclusion work” said Santa Cruz Wharf Supervisor John Bombaci.
Early this year I noticed something on the snowball bush my husband planted in the back yard several years ago. There was a web on it, similar to those that invade pecan trees. I was afraid it had stunted the growth of the bush. At one point, I thought maybe the bush was dying. Then one morning several weeks ago, I noticed some buds. In a few days, the bush exploded with big white balls of petals. It was almost as full as last year. I was so thrilled.
Anyone who has doubts about the illegality of taking trout from Otago Harbour will have them dispelled as the result of a prosecution in the City Police Court yesterday morning regarding netting. Three men were charged with netting for trout during the close season. Mr W. L. Moore appeared for the defendants, who pleaded not guilty. Mr D. Cooke, who prosecuted, said that the men lived practically at the water’s edge, and should have known that they were doing wrong.
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PORTERVILLE — A 20-foot section of netting used to cover orange trees was stolen from an orchard in the 15200 block of Road 216 near Porterville. The theft occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. on Monday, according to Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies, who are investigating.
Hebei Metal Mesh Ltd is a specialized manufacturer of stainless steel mesh. They are used for netting the enclosures of zoo animals quite strong and secure. It is the responsibility of the zoo authority to ensure that the enclosures of every bird and animal is made of superior quality wire stainless steel mesh to prevent the chance of sudden escape. There are many agencies that prepare wire mesh exclusively for making the cages of zoo animals very strong and secure.
FISHERIES officers claim to have busted a commercial fishing operation near Shepparton using fish netting. A Goulburn Valley man was allegedly found with commercial fish netting gear and 11 Murray cod in his cool room, only five cod are allowed to be kept under Victorian law. A member of the public raised the alarm by calling the 13 FISH fishing hotline.
Scores of registered fishermen Monday staged protest in Deputy Commissioner Bandipra’s office against the illegal fishing netting rampant in Wullar Lake. Alleging official connivance protestors said, “Fishries officers in Bandipora are allowing illegal netting while taking commission from few chosen people who are not falling in fishermen category.”
Braves first baseman Kelly Johnson lined out to end the top of the sixth inning during Thursday’s game against the Nationals at Nationals Park. He broke his bat after making contact, and a sawed off part of his bat rocketed towards the crowd behind the Nationals’ dugout.
A grey seal found tangled up in netting on a beach has been returned to the sea by rescuers. The distressed seal was discovered with netting around its neck at Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire on Tuesday. The Scottish SPCA was alerted and officers took him to a rescue centre where the animal was cut free.