An anchor jacket for the minister, please

Shark nets and drumlines will be reintroduced along Queensland coast.


[SMART drumlines] have been trialled in NSW since 2015 and have a satellite-linked GPS communication unit attached to a baited hook, which immediately alerts authorities when a shark is caught. This means they can head out swiftly to tag and release the animal, rather than the increased chance (sic) of it dying on the hook.

 
Seems the Queensland Parole Board is now in charge of protecting the swimming public. What am I missing?

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9 Responses to An anchor jacket for the minister, please

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    after all the sharks were here first. shark nation rules!

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Oh the poor sharks!
    Paging Adam Bandt Green Party Leader™.

  3. mem says:

    But what about my flake and fish and chips on Friday? Damned tourists floundering around in the sea providing ideal bait causes all sorts of havoc!

  4. Roger says:

    Seems the Queensland Parole Board is now in charge of protecting the swimming public. What am I missing?

    Many shark species found in Australian waters are protected.

    Unlike swimmers in the Whitsundays.

  5. RobK says:

    When divers were armed with smokeys; sharks worked out where they were in the food chain.

  6. gary says:

    Qld election at the end of the year and the LNP are in front. Labor are starting to get worried and starting to dump their more left wing policies that appease the left and aggravate the decent people.

  7. Anon says:

    The curious part about this is that, as anyone with a Garmin watch will tell you… GPS doesn’t work underwater. Perhaps it’s just shorthand for a different technology, or do they only get alerted when the sharks come to the surface?

  8. mareeS says:

    So funny. Every time I despair of our Australian politics at state and federal level, I rejoice that we live in this wonderful nation.

  9. Andre Lewis says:

    Not sure how many volunteers on the boat will put their hand up to pull the hook out the mouth of a very peed off 4 metre great white!

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