Drones and shark listening devices favoured over nets

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
March 26 2021 - 6:30pm
Hunter shark nets' deadly haul

More than 80 per cent of sharks caught in nets off Hunter and Central Coast beaches between 2009 and 2019 died before they could be released, new Department of Primary Industries data shows.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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