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Have Your Say on Shark Culling in Queensland and New South Wales

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

Australia's East Coast shark culling programs indiscriminately catch marine animals including harmless sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays and even whales. 

 

Right now, we have a critical chance to tell the New South Wales and Queensland governments that we want the current outdated shark culling equipment to be replaced with modern, non-lethal alternatives that protect marine life and beachgoers. Have your say by following the links below. 

New South Wales is currently seeking feedback on their shark encounter mitigation measures. In the last 12 months, there have been 480 animals caught with 284 killed in these outdated and barbaric nets and drumlines. This is a critical opportunity to tell NSW that we want the #NetsOutNow. The more public support for a move to non-lethals methods of mitigation, the more it cannot be ignored. Your feedback counts.

Hurry - Survey closes on April 4th, 2021. 

Fisheries Queensland is currently trialling drone technology as a way to help locate sharks and alert beachgoers. The trial is currently running at six beaches and they are now seeking YOUR opinion on the SharkSmart Drone Trial

By using drones to mitigate shark encounters, Queensland can collect observational data, which is an opportunity for them to increase safety for swimmers, whereas shark nets and drumlines provide only a false sense of security. 

Tell the government to embrace these new technologies and leave archaic shark nets and drumlines in the past by: 

1. Completing the Quick Poll

2. Taking the survey (You’ll have to sign up to do this using your email address or Facebook account)

Hurry - Survey closes April 7th, 2021.

 

 

Learn more about current shark culling programs in Queensland and New South Wales by watching the video below. 

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