Jamie Steel, Mullumbimby
While I agree in principle that over fishing is a result of ‘leaving us with hungry sharks’ (letter March 6) – to a point – my belief, and I may be wrong, is that the overfishing out on the continental shelf has resulted in more sharks inshore chasing a feed.
To my knowledge, beach netting hasn’t occurred since the introduction of local sanctuary zones.
The fact these zones have been introduced has brought our local marine habitats back to a degree of sustainability, which equals lots of food for sharks! Hence, more sharks than normal.
I would welcome a scientific response to my argument; it may shed a little more light on the subject.