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Do we need shark netting?

A new shark management strategy is under revision, bringing the current mesh netting program into the spotlight.
New data shows that more than 250 animals, including rays, turtles and dolphins, died in Illawarra shark nets in the past 9 years, and now could be time for change. There are better ways of protecting swimmers.
Wollongong City Council has supported the removal of shark nets for many years, but the state insists they must stay. Wollongong Greens Councillor Cath Blakey is hoping that on Monday council will vote to make a submission to the State Parliament to remove them.
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Watch the video on 13 April 2021 on WIN News