Media statement, Thursday 5 June 2014.
New studies presented at the world’s biggest shark conference in South Africa this week will confirm the fragility of great white shark populations while highlighting the range of alternatives to drum lining, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says.
“The Sharks International conference, taking place in Durban, is held every few years and is one of the biggest shark science conferences in the world,” Ms MacLaren said.
“Looking at the abstracts of papers to be presented it is obvious that most other countries where shark attacks occur are moving away from lethal shark control to more modern measures such as area-based deterrents, public awareness-raising and shark capture and relocation programs.
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