Surfer and conservationist, Greens senator Peter Whish Wilson, describes himself as someone ‘who wants to save the creatures who are potentially out to eat him.’ Here he explains why.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith will be a member of a just-announced parliamentary inquiry into the management of sharks in NSW waters.
Bruce Apps, Townsend. With the recent sightings of large great white sharks within the vicinity of beaches where recent attacks have occurred on humans should convey a message, loud and clear to our NSW Government, that something urgently must be done to clear this great north coast area of the state from the dangers of these ‘man eaters’.
David Gilet, Byron Bay. Recently on television there was a series of programs on preventing attacks on humans by predators. The three animals featured were crocodiles, polar bears and great white sharks. None of the solutions in relation to great white sharks seemed to be very effective.
Byron Bay’s beaches were closed on Wednesday afternoon after a local fisherman had a close encounter with a shark, believed to be a Great White.
Wayne Stokes, Ewingsdale. Still no letters in The Echo asking our council or Marine Park Authority how they plan to manage the increasing threat of large sharks in our waters.
Tracking large sharks sounds good on paper, but what’s required for the sake of beachgoers, to stalk these marine predators and report their whereabouts?
Paul Owies, Bangalow. I am a keen swimmer who swims the Pass - Club House four times a week. I have continued to swim since the shark attack by the Great White last week.