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Wollongong council’s stance on shark nets welcomed | Illawarra Mercury



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Wollongong City councillors have thrown their support behind a call to replace shark nets with other measures that would mitigate the risk of bites without the deleterious impacts on marine wildlife. Cr Cath Blakey moved a motion at Monday’s meeting that the council make a submission to a review into the NSW shark management strategy, in which it would oppose the use of nets in favour of drone and helicopter surveillance, listening stations, personal shark deterrent devices, and SMART drumlines. The motion was passed unanimously. Read more: A sneak peek inside the off-limits Corrimal cokeworks Marine scientist Jeremy Day addressed councillors on Monday night in support of the motion, saying there was a “crucial need”…

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