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To contribute to the worldwide conservation of the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias. To increase public awareness, dispel the myths about the great white shark and provide some hope for the species survival.

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The White Shark Conservation Trust has been established to promote awareness of the need to conserve and protect the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias and to educate the public about the animal. This action was triggered by a personal desire of one of the Trustees who decided he could no longer remain an armchair environmentalist. The realisation of the absolute fragility of these creatures was brought home to Bruce Goorney on a life changing expedition to see the sharks first hand at the Neptune Islands in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia in January 2008.

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🦈🦈🦈 SHARK DIES IN NON LETHAL DRUM LINE OFF NEWCASTLE 🦈🦈🦈

New data shows two non-target sharks have been caught and one has died as part of the trial of non-lethal drum lines off the coast of Newcastle.

Ten smart drum lines have been set up at beaches along the Newcastle coast under a three month state government trial.

If a shark or other animal is caught on the drum line, it alerts a boat crew which then tags and releases the animal.

Department of Primary Industries data shows over 19 days in February, two non target sharks were caught..a Dusky Whaler and a Common Blacktip Shark.

The report says the Common Blacktip shark died despite the contractor arriving within 11 minutes of the alert.

It says the animal died due to a stress response and it's the first time it's happened since trials began in 2015, with all other sharks released alive.

A recent Humane Society International report called for an immediate removal of drum lines on the Great Barrier Reef after graphic footage of three sharks that were left to die.


Photos: sharks caught on standard drum lines in Queensland, supplied: Humane Society International.
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1 day ago

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Vic Bay surfers rescue shark - A team of surfers, with crew leader Ricco Koen, rescued a white shark in the shallow waters of Victoria Bay this morning. Koen said the shark was heavy, tired and beaten and it took some effort to carry it over the rocks. Koen said it is definitely a first for them as they normally rescue swimmers from sharks. He wants to thank his team; Cameron Price, Ryan Gifford and Xander Steyn. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharks in NZ Maori Culture

Many Kiwis are unaware of the cultural significance of the white shark to the Maori people.

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Why Save Sharks

So why the need to protect them, or any other shark? The need to be eco friendly, the desire to protect our planet this is something that is being increasingly embraced across the globe.

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How You Can Help

Sometimes it seems like theres a rising tide of apathy and we as individuals are powerless to stop it. This is not true there are so many things we can do, little things can send a powerful message.

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