NewzStringer has posted the above video in which Surfwatch Australia’s Michael Brown, an aerial patrol officer, discusses his views on the effectiveness of Sydney’s shark nets and possible alternative options to the net system. Brown suggests that research is needed on sonar-based alert systems and electronic pulse systems.
In related news, the Newcastle Herald recently interviewed shark attack survivor, Lisa Mondy, who spoke out against the use of shark nets. Mondy, who was bitten by a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) last March, told the Herald that the nets were outdated and ineffective at preventing shark attacks. Mondy added that the nets indiscriminately kill various forms of marine life in addition to sharks.
You can check out the entire article at the Newcastle Herald.