16.7 C
Byron Shire
September 19, 2021

Why no Eco Shark Barrier for Byron?

Latest News

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

Other News

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student...

COVID choices

The virus isn’t going anywhere – it’s here to stay. There are three real solutions. 1. Let the virus run...

Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

Echonetdaily recently featured a short article, ‘Shark Barrier promised after ninth attack’.

The article quotes premier Mike Baird saying that ‘we are in discussions with the manufacturer. We are trying to get them built and installed as quickly as we possibly can on the north coast.’

The article only mentions Lighthouse Beach in Ballina, as a beach where the government has promised to install the shark barriers.

There has been one fatal shark attack in Ballina and one in Byron, since 2014.

Are only Ballina beaches being promised shark barriers, or will the Pass and Byron beaches also be included? Following is a link to an interview on Coastalwatch, recorded by myself with Craig Moss – the developer of the Eco Shark Barrier –in 2014 where he talks about the suitability of placing the Eco Shark Barrier at The Pass, in Byron

Mark Abriel, Byron Bay

Editor responds: Byron Bay is a marine sanctuary so different rules apply. The mayor, Simon Richardson, is also on the record as saying he is opposed to shark barriers and believes the majority of Byron Shire residents would be too.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. There seems to be panic about shark attack.
    And that panic may have caused a downturn in business.
    It needs to be taken into perspective.
    The Road Toll so far is 227, up 3.3 percent on last year.
    227 lives lost. And what is anyone doing about it?
    We should stop driving cars.
    The Road Toll is so frightening compared to shark attack.
    Slaughter on the roads does not result in a downturn in business.
    Please stop driving your car and reduce the Road Toll.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through...