The NSW government put shark nets into the waters off Ballina in late 2016. Within a month the nets led to the deaths of one dolphin, one turtle and four hammerhead sharks as well as other sea life.
This is despite the same government pursuing and putting millions of dollars into non-lethal methods for almost two years.
Sign our petition with your name, email and postcode to stop shark nets killing the marine life off Ballina.
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled:
This Petition of certain citizens of New South Wales brings to the attention of the House that:
Shark nets do not provide point-to-point protection for swimmers and surfers.
Shark nets kill all types of sharks, including endangered species. Shark nets also kill turtles, dolphins, stingrays and other marine life.
The undersigned petitioners ask the NSW Government to:
- Stop shark nets from being placed off the beaches of the Ballina - Byron area
- Fund non-lethal methods such as shark spotting