McPhee, D.P. The program is relatively low-cost compared to other methods. Here's everything you must know about Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds. And on this one, perhaps one of the most seminal issues to face surfers beyond climate change, the details are important. Science: of the three principal species that attack humans, two of them — white and tiger sharks — can migrate up to 30-100 km per day, so it unlikely localized fishing effort would actually eliminate the culprit shark if it was one of these species, although it is possible. PROS: Supporters argue fewer sharks equal fewer attacks. — Shark Spotter off Cape Town, South Africa. As a result, when sharks are removed or reduced in natural ecosystems through human activities, marine communities can change drastically and cause imbalances among species (Myers, 2007). ", The Premier says such behaviour has damaged the standing of the environmental movement.His comments come as WA activists band together to form a special unit in a bid to sabotage the catch-and-kill shark policy.Read the full story at: http://ab.co/19EtXgZ. 2020 US election live results: Who is winning? Comments 1 Comment. Effective personal shark deterrents;3. Fisheries Scientific Committee Report, FR 24. Beach closures and staying out of the water for a certain period of time; In the end, humans must remember that they don't have control over Nature and the oceans. Protesters fight shark culls in Western Australia (right). The public is informed of the dangers and manages this delicate balance with sophistication. Comments 1 Comment. Yet the public seems willing to engage in a wider debate, with shark hunts and culling off the table, to make room for new options that have clearer benefits and less costs. This situation sets up a dilemma for surfers, one I discuss here. If a brown snake is in your backyard in New South Wales today, the law states that you must call someone to remove it, rather than killing it. There will be bycatch: in the 2014-2015 meshing season, 44 target sharks and 145 non-target marine life were entangled off netted NSW beaches. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This spring marks 75 years since the New South Wales Government first began funding shark nets along Australian beaches. Here's why shark culling is not a good idea: 1. So what’s a surfer to do? Shark culling and shark hunts, as an acceptable government response to beach safety, have been up for consideration. CONS: No more swimming/surfing/kayaking etc. Of all the approaches discussed here our best investment of time and money in education and research, although the shark spotter program has a lot of promise in some areas and use of drones may be another solution. Powers and C. H. Peterson. For example, the Shark Meshing (Bather Protection) Program in NSW Australia has been in place since 1937 (Green et al., 2009).