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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

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Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

We are coastal people. I have lived my life by the ocean and a good part of it in the ocean. Growing up, my friends and family always approached the beach with respect and an acute awareness that we are sharers of the waves and water with other species.

As sharers, we are accountable for sustainable coastal management practices. As sharers, we have a responsibility to advocate against ungrounded persecution of vulnerable marine species.

The Western Australian government has released policies regarding shark control measures including extensive baited drum lines set along the metropolitan coastline.

Shark culling is archaic and ineffective. Historically, culling has not reduced the number of attacks and, ironically, data collected in NSW between 1937 and 2008 show the majority of shark attacks occurred at beaches with shark meshing.

Educating communities in risk reduction and further examining why sharks are approaching shallower coastal waters is crucial to lowering shark attack.

Please support Australia’s continuing protection of vulnerable marine species, including the Great White Shark. Petitions to politicians are available online though saveoursharks.com.au and through their corresponding Facebook pages. We must continue to advocate for marine species that have no voice of their own.

Angeline Daniels, South Golden Beach


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