It has just been brought to our attention at AFT that some thoughtless idiot has been drowning turtles near the Hawkesbury River by using illegal traps! He is leaving them unattended after they are baited and set, and after being set for 3 hours the turtles drown. If any members know whose traps they are please report it to NSW Department of Primary Industries here... https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/compliance/report-illegal-activity as well as NSW Environment and Heritage on (02) 9995 5000 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Discovered today: 2 illegal traps in Bushells Lagoon in Wilberforce, NSW. Almost 20 drowned turtles! Now is a timely reminder to ask members of the public and especially the members here to remove any traps from freshwater rivers, creeks, lagoons and ponds to check for illegal activity, similar to the ones above. All of those traps are illegal in Australian waterways. The traps need to be destroyed and it needs to be reported as soon as possible!