Take action - Help marine wildlife
Disturbing statistics have been released showing a large increase in marine species killed in the NSW nets. Especially concerning is the deaths of critically endangered grey nurse sharks, endangered green turtles, hawksbill turtles and dolphins, along with over 100 rays and 100 harmless sharks. Many are species threatened with extinction.
Write or email NSW Premier Mike Baird, Environment Minister Josh Frydenburg, to urge them to remove all shark net programs currently installed across Australia. You can also write to QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to express your dissatisfaction with the nets and drumlines currently installed on the QLD coast and Great Barrier Reef.
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The Honourable Mike Baird MP, NSW Premier
Tel: (02) 9228 5239
The Honourable Josh Frydenburg, Minister for the Environment & Energy
Tel: 02 6277 7920
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier
Tel: (07) 3737 2100
In light of disturbing statistics revealed by NSW DPI’s annual report, I urge you to remove the shark net programs currently installed in NSW as a matter of urgency. The statistics show an alarming increase in marine species killed. The numbers of critically endangered grey nurse sharks, endangered green turtles, hawksbill turtles and dolphins are unacceptable and contrary to the government’s legal obligations to protect and recover threatened marine species.
Shark nets provide only an illusion of safety for ocean users. Please consider the damage the nets are doing to our marine ecosystem and remove the nets ASAP. Only strategies that are non-lethal to wildlife should be used to protect ocean users.
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