66 Sharks Caught in West Australia
February 18, 2014 by dyertrust
Large sharks are facing another tragic fate at the hand of man, again, with a total of 66 sharks that have already been baited on the drumlines deployed across the west coast of Australia resultant of the Shark Mitigation Policy signed off by the Western Australian Government.Seventeen of these sharks were over the 3m kill limit and was killed and dumped out at sea. Of the 66 sharks caught, 63 were Tiger Sharks, 2 were Mako Sharks and 1 was a Black Tip.
The Shark in picture above could have been saved if The public, conservation and scientific communities in the RSA were in an uproar after this policy was made public.
As a result there was a massgathering of shark conservationist, activists, scientists and shark lovers to the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) on Wednesday, the 5th February, 2014.
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When the siren sounds the water users are requested to leave the water and only return when the appropriate all clear signals are given,” reads the explanation of who and what Shark Spotters are. This team is phenomenal and is proving to be a very effective early warning system for beach goers and surfers in our waters.
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