Simon Mustoe 29/8/03 3:22 PM
> animals a valuable commodity to tourism. You may be interested to know that
> Environment Australia are considering this and the following statement appears
> on their website: "Contrary to popular belief [shark control devices do not]
> act as a protective barrier for swimmers by enclosing the beach, and indeed
> many of the sharks killed in nets in NSW have been caught on the beach side of
> the net".
> Furthermore, the webpage
> meshing.html is considering this as a threatening process under the EPBC Act.
Simon, I think it is already through, past the consideration stage, as per
the EPBC notice below, which I received today. Note also that the Painted
Snipe is now listed as vulnerable.
"August has seen 3 additions to the EPBC Threatened Species list as
well as an addition to the list of Key Threatening Processes.
1. The new threatened species are:
(a) Rostratula australis (Australian Painted Snipe) Vulnerable
(b) Euploea alcathoe enastri (Gove Crow Butterfly) Endangered
(c) Thelymitra jonesii (Sky-blue Sun-orchid) Critically Endangered
2. The Key Threatening Process is the only 5th process listed
since commencement of EPBC Act to July 2003 taking the total number
of listed key threatening processes up to 14.
Key Threatening Process : Injury and fatality to vertebrate marine
life caused by ingestion of, or entanglement in, harmful marine
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