Mexico is Saving Sharks while #Australia is killing them
Gracias, mi amigos!
There was great news out of Mexico this week when the Mexican government announced a permanent ban on fishing for great white sharks. The measure applies to national waters on both coasts and is notable because it means that white sharks caught accidentally – by commercial or recreational fishermen - must be immediately released back into the sea.
Meanwhile, in Australia, the Western Australia government has ordered a cull of great whites, purportedly to prevent future shark attacks. This has come as a result of the seven fatal shark attacks that have occurred in Western Australian waters over the past three years. Yet, not only is there no proof that culls prevent attacks, the cull goes against state, federal, and international laws.
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( via +National Geographic