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Bans to tackle ‘inherent danger’ of shark fishing

Gary Adshead
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Fisheries Minister Don Punch has announced a ban on shark fishing from the beach to 800m out to sea, as concerns over the safety of the activity build.

The news is particularly welcome by wildlife activists such as Lisa Hills, who has received multiple threats since speaking out in January.

“The people who are doing this are not keeping it secret, they are completely open about what they’re doing,” Ms Hills said.

“Now they’re using drones to carry their baits out; they don’t even need to leave their cars.”

Press PLAY to hear more about the lengths some are going to to catch dangerous sharks

Mr Punch told Gary Adshead on 6PR Mornings specific shark-catching lures and tackle would be banned “in the interest of public safety”.

“We’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to tackle this issue.”

Gary Adshead
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