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July 6, 2022

Have your say on shark nets and drum lines

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Now showing at HOTA (Home of the Arts), Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada, that welcomed them all.

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The community will get to have their say on the State Government’s controversial shark mitigation methods including nets and drum lines by taking part a new survey.

As part of the Government’s $85 million Shark Management Program, Minister Dugald Saunders has announced an annual survey to monitor community sentiment on the mitigation measures.  

A ray found by Sea Shepherd volunteers trapped in a Ballina shark net on Sunday January 7, 2018. Photo Sea Shepherd Australia

The survey is now live and can be found here as well as on the SharkSmart and DPI websites. The survey will be open until Thursday 16 June. 

This survey of coastal Councils, stakeholders and community members will capture sentiments about shark mitigation approaches currently used in NSW (see current program here).

It will specifically ask about confidence in the program to reduce the risk of human-shark interactions at ocean beaches. 

After this initial survey, an annual survey will be promoted in the December-January holidays every year for DPI to monitor as an indicator in the DPI Strategic Plan. 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Cool, I need to explain to them a concept called ‘flake’. Bit of lemon, few chips, good for the kids.

    • Gee… you should be a comedian 😐
      You may need to learn the meaning of ‘flake’ then… an unreliable, eccentric, or unconventional person… you’ve done well.

      • Hey, the sharks eat the tourists, we get the tourists to eat the sharks, it’s the circle of life. Hakuna matata Maxim.

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