2 Whales tangled in Shark nets off Gold Coast this week 1 baby dies
Baby humpback whale dies today, July 23rd, due to shark nets Gold Coast Lifeguard superintendent Peter Miller said lifeguards responded to the initial call. “We were called to a possible whale stranding in the net off Currumbin,” he said. Fu…ing shark nets!!!! another young whale was tangled in a sharknet last saturday. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3167629/Caught-napping-Whales-face-new-deadly-threat-shark-nets-tangled-nod-swimming-long-winter-migration.html Some of the net got cut off and now it has a permanent heavy necklace. How many more whales are going to die before they are removed. Shark nets must go. They are simply used as a means to blindly fool the public into a false sense of security- they create more of a hazard than they do to keep people safe. It’s time people see the real destruction they cause. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-23/beached-whale-calf-at-palm-beach-on-the-gold-coast-dies/6643076
There were 12 more dolphins caught and mostly killed just last year (2014) in Queensland alone! Not to mention hundreds of sharks, 19 sea turtles, 8 whales, 7 manta rays and many other species…
Since 1962, 50,000 sharks have been killed and 30,000 ‘by-catch’/non targeted species were caught- many dying horrific deaths.
There are better alternatives out there that don’t trap or kill marine life- let’s use them!
Lets do a massive paddle out to the shark nets to ensure this stops happening of snapper rock while the Quick silver pro and Roxy Pro is on in Feb next year if they are still there. Also see my site www.migaloo2.com for more info on what you can do.
The only way we are going to get alternatives happening is to get public support behind this. Please do not think this is a waste of time. These are the people that we need to change current legislation.
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Sport and Racing:
Queensland Minister of Environment,
Deborah (Deb) Frecklington
Shadow Minister for Fisheries
You can look up your local MP here:
https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list ?#?noQLDsharkcull??#?nosharkcull? ?#?fortheoceans? ?#?Removethenets? ?#?Removethedrumlines??#?forthewhales? ?#?seashepherd? ?#?operationapexharmony??#?seashepherdgoldcoast?