Demand Nets Out Now in Queensland
Tell the Queensland Premier to urgently replace shark nets and drumlines with non-lethal alternatives!
Over 103 whales have been officially caught and entangled in Queensland’s shark nets since 2001. Not to mention, the countless marine animals including dolphins, turtles, rays, and sharks that are killed every day in these nets.
Queensland is the only state left in Australia which still keeps shark nets in the migratory path of whales, and one of very few places in the world that actively targets protected and endangered marine species.
After over 60 years of this program, there remains no evidence that shark nets and drumlines do anything to improve beachgoer safety. Queensland’s own Scientific Working Group that advises the Shark "Control" Program has supported the removal of these nets during whale season for years now.
Despite this, shark nets remain at local beaches in Queensland against scientific recommendation, needlessly entangling hundreds of Australian wildlife - including whales.
Send a message to the Queensland Premier, The Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk, asking her to act upon scientific advice to remove all shark nets during the whale migration season and commit to replacing the program with modern, non-lethal shark bite mitigation measures.