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.