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Whale trapped in shark net in the Gold Coast, QLD
October 25, 2016

Shark nets will not work in northern NSW

Commentary by Natalie Banks, Apex Harmony Chief Advisor The northern NSW community have had enough! They want answers to a difficult problem; keeping ocean users safe from a marine animal. Sharks bites in the region feel like they are constantly in the news.…
Ballina's resident dolphins. Credit: Dr Liz Hawkins, Dolphin Research Australia
October 20, 2016

Nets are not the way to go to solve shark issue on NSW North Coast

Commentary by NSW Apex Coordinator – Allyson Jennings On Tuesday October 12th 2016, Premier Mike Baird announced that the popular northern New South Wales beach holiday destination of Ballina will have shark meshing installed off its beaches for 6 months.…
Whale caught in shark net
Oct 12, 2016

Sea Shepherd slams Baird's 1940's backwards approach to saving lives - merely another false sense…

In response to the news today that NSW Premier Mike Baird will approve shark mesh nets for Ballina NSW, Sea Shepherd Australia had the following response. "There is no way that…
Southern Right Whales at the head of the Great Australian Bight. This impact nursery was under threat by BP's plans to drill for oil, now it is safe after an amazing community effort to protect this unique marine ecosystem.
Oct 11, 2016

Victory for the Whales in the Bight - BP Decides Not to Proceed with Great Australian Bight…

Today is a very joyous day for the whales, sharks, seals, dolphins, penguins and other incredible marine life that call the Great Australian Bight home, not to mention the…
Two rare Japanese devilrays found in the Miami Beach nets in February this year demonstrate the indiscriminate nature of the shark nets.
Sep 30, 2016

NSW Should Reject QLD Premier's Offer of Shark Nets

NSW should reject QLD Premier's offer of the false sense of security provided by indiscriminate lethal shark control measures. Queensland’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk…
The Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal
Sep 26, 2016

Captain Peter Hammarstedt awarded prestigious Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal and Prize

Each year Philip Wollen awards the Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal and Prize to the individual whose humanitarian service has made a profound mark on the world, and for whom…

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