They’re eating sharks from our Great Barrier Reef

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They’re eating sharks from our Great Barrier Reef


Australian Marine Conservation Society via 

11:00 AM (6 minutes ago)

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Stop the export of sharks from our Great Barrier Reef. Act now.


The East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery has real problems.

The fishery has Australian Government approval to export 600 tonnes of shark every year from our Great Barrier Reef.

The fishery targets and kills sharks, including the endangered great hammerhead and scalloped hammerhead shark.

It also accidentally catches threatened species including turtles, dugongs and dolphins.

Despite operating in our World Heritage Reef, this fishery has limited monitoring and no independent observers (essential tools for a transparent, well-managed fishery).

However, their export licence is about to expire. The Government has extended it once already, even though little has improved in the fishery in years.

Please tell the government to stop this fishery from exporting our World Heritage sharks.

Sharks are vital to the health of our oceans. If you think it’s unacceptable that this fishery is allowed to catch and export sharks from the Great Barrier Reef, have your say now.

Thank you for all that you do,

Tooni Mahto
Marine Campaigner

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