Shark nets are indiscriminate, outdated and ineffective. They have been installed at New South Wales beaches since the 1930s, killing hundreds of marine animals every year for nearly a century. They do not provide protection, but instead a false sense of security.
A public survey and coastal councils throughout the state have told the Department of Primary Industries that the time has come to end the use of shark nets. The decision now rests with Minister Adam Marshall and his Department of Primary Industries. Let’s show him how strongly we support removing the nets and get him over the line with this important decision.
Humane Society International PO BOX 439 Avalon, NSW 2107
*Likely effectiveness of netting or other capture programs as a shark hazard mitigation strategy in Western Australia (2012) – Associate Professor Daryl McPhee, Bond University
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