Friday, 8 January 2010

Shark pair in law tussle..

A father and son Australian pair acould be in trouble with the law after landing and killing a large bull shark 15 kms from the sea along an estuary. The australian press seem to be giving the case a lot of attention and there have been reports almost daily from the beginnings of the story earlier this week.
The pair claimed they didn't know that a law existed prohibiting anyone from killing any shark above 1.5 metres, or great whites, grey nurses, sawfish and speartooth sharks of any size. Ignorance is not being granted as a reasonable excuse however and the two anglers could face a fine of up to $1000.

Lets hope that the law stands firm and that the press coverage will asssist in shark protection measures being widely understood.

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