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Wollongong City councillor renews opposition to shark nets

Natalie Croxon
Updated June 29 2021 - 12:26am, first published April 13 2021 - 5:30pm
OPPOSED: A contractor checks the shark net off Coledale Beach last spring. Picture: Adam McLean
OPPOSED: A contractor checks the shark net off Coledale Beach last spring. Picture: Adam McLean

Shark nets on Illawarra beaches caught almost 450 marine animals between 2012 and 2020 and only 34 of these creatures were target shark species, data shows.

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Natalie Croxon

Natalie Croxon

Journalist

Reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, mostly covering social affairs. Previously of the Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader and Quirindi Advocate. Our Watch award winner.

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