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Following the attacks on surfers in Ballina and again in Byron yesterday, I submit the interview I did with Craig Moss, the developer of the Eco-shark barrier.

A lot of people, including myself, had heard of the Eco-shark barrier, and its successful trial last year in Cottesloe, in WA.

But Cottesloe is not a surf beach, and I did not know whether or not a barrier like this could be installed in a high surf area.

But as Craig Moss discusses in the interview, the barrier according to him, would be very suitable and resilient in almost any surf beach.

I really hope that surfers rally together to have these barriers installed at beaches throughout Australia and the
world.

The cost factor is the only reason why we shouldn’t all be able to enjoy our surfing lifestyle, in safety.

The surfing industry worldwide is a billion dollar industry that can generate income from many sectors, to fund
these barriers. See it at

Mark Abriel, Byron Bay

 


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  1. just a heads up, the trial was, and installed Eco Barrier is, at Coogee Beach not Cottesloe Beach as stated in your article a couple of times. Cottesloe Beach is a surf beach and one where the locals and council are pushing the local government for a trial.

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