For some reason, sharks fascinate me. And I think it'd be a real shame if we failed to protect them. That, and the terrible effects it would have on our marine ecosystems!
So, I wanted to spread the word about a submission you can make to the NSW Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson. She has recently rolled back protection for the Grey nurse shark at Fish Rock and Green Island, which is a really important habitat for these critically endangered sharks.
I'm hoping to go diving at Fish Rock later this year, and it'd be a real shame if i went knowing that any of the Grey nurse sharks I see there aren't being protected.
Have a read of the NSW DPI Discussion paper on Grey nurse shark protection here: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/...ark/gns-review
And then get your submissions in by Friday 26 August, 2011 here: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/...iew/submission