MONTHLY CALL TO ACTION:
In Western Australia (WA), Don Punch has been appointed as its new Minister of Fisheries. A proposal, suggested by a recreational fishing group to allow unrestricted shark fishing in parts of WA, is intended to reduce shark populations. WA Fisheries don't want to coin this a "shark cull," but that is exactly what it is. This possible decision is based on biased recreational fishing data, and not the countless of unbiased research portraying the importance of sharks in an ecosystem. Let's keep voicing our concerns and let Minister Punch know we stand against this proposal.
Sharks are worth more alive than dead. We need sharks for healthy ocean productivity, and they're great for the economy in terms of dive charters. Don't let WA fall prey to a detrimental decision that would further impact their struggling coral reefs. Email the Minister of Fisheries and sign the petition below to express your concern with this initiative to cull sharks.