Sea Life Sydney Aquarium staff say shark nets are a threat to marine conservation

SEA Life Sydney Aquarium staff are diving into the Coogee Island Challenge to raise awareness of the issue of shark nets and the threats to marine conservation. Sea Life conservation fund manager Claudette Rechtorik said the NSW Shark Meshing Program was not in the best interests of marine conservation or swimmer safety and the nets …

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Byron Bay attack: fear of sharks not what it used to be as opposition to culls increases

“Small surf in the Bay this morning with messy waves … Try the northern protected corners for some cleaner peaks.” That is Coastalwatch’s word of advice on the waves at The Pass, Byron Bay’s premier surf spot, on Wednesday morning. The “northern protected corner” referred to by Coastalwatch is Clarkes Beach, the site of Tuesday’s fatal …

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