Gold Coast: have your say on the use of shark nets and drumlines!
Monday, 11 Apr, 2022
As part of a new scientific study, the University of Queensland has opened entries to a survey aiming to quantify community sentiment towards lethal and non-lethal shark bite mitigation technologies in Queensland.
Every year, Queensland's cruel and outdated shark culling program indiscriminately catches marine animals including harmless sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays and even whales. Just last year, four migrating humpback whales were tangled in deadly shark nets along the state's coastline.
About the survey
This two-minute multi-choice survey is open to anyone, however Gold Coast locals in particular are encouraged to participate and spread the word as this survey is currently aimed at Gold Coast beaches and local voices are the targeted demographic.
The more responses for this survey, the stronger the evidence that our communities support the use of non-lethal shark mitigation technology – a crucial component in our efforts to end the culling of sharks in the name of a false sense of security.
The results from this survey will be directly provided to Queensland’s Shark Control Program. This is an important opportunity to showcase community support for the use of non-lethal alternatives such as drones or true barriers at local beaches in place of shark nets and drumlines.
Click the button below to add your voice to end these programs!
Learn more about current shark culling programs in Queensland and New South Wales by watching the video below.