Over the past few months we’ve noticed a lot of reporting in The Australian on sharks, but unfortunately these articles seem to be primarily based on uninformed hearsay by politicians and media commentators on great white shark populations and don’t seem to be reflecting much actual debate or perspectives from the science or conservation communities. In his article today, Pawle quoted four renowned shark scientists in Australia and then dismissed their findings using an anecdote from a shark fisher.
Pitting sharks against human lives does nothing to help make our oceans any safer for bathers or surfers. Instead, it’s important that articles are driven by the facts and not emotion so as to better inform the public of the reality facing our threatened marine wildlife and the non-lethal alternatives to lethal culling programs like shark nets and drum lines that are available.
As the organisation that nominated the species for the protection the great white receives under Federal, New South Wales, Victorian and Tasmanian law, we wanted to give you the opportunity to let The Australian know you want to see more balanced reporting on the issue.
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