Shark nets don’t work to keep swimmers and ocean users safer, but they are effective at killing marine animals.
Last year alone, nets in New South Wales caught 375 marine animals, including threatened species of dolphins, whales, and turtles, killing 231 of them.
There are much better ways to keep beaches safe without killing harmless marine life. Drone monitoring, SMART drumlines and personal shark deterrents are all preferred by scientists and the public.
Let’s make this the last season NSW beaches rely on outdated, ineffective and environmentally destructive nets.
Send a letter to The Hon. Adam Marshall, Minister for Agriculture asking him to end the use of shark nets in New South Wales.