Australia’s worst fishery for sharks and other wildlife is up for review.
The East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery (ECIFFF) sets gillnets within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and fins sharks and exports them overseas. Many sharks are discarded without even being properly identified. The fishery is depleting a group of predators that are integral to reef health and also killing turtles, dugongs and dolphins while they are at it. The fishery is tempting ecological and economic collapse.
Please tell Australia’s Environment Minister Melissa Price to not re-accredit the ECIFFF without stricter regulation to protect the Great Barrier Reef and its precious wildlife.
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