Australian fishermen fined for killing great white shark

The Herald Sun is reporting that a pair of fishermen from South Australia were fined a total of over $15,000 (AUS) for a December 2008 killing of a great white shark. Additionally, the fishermen, Robert John North and Peter John Vivian, were required to forfeit the $5,978 (AUS) they received from the sale of shark’s jaws and teeth. The magistrate also ruled that the men may not possess sharks or shark-fishing equipment for a period of 5 years.

Great white sharks have been protected by law in South Australia waters since 1998.


  1. Phil B says:

    I am so glad that this is being enforced. If nothing else it sends a message to the shark fishing community. We need more of this to prevent extinction of shark species.

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