Friday, May 22, 2015

Shark Conservation and Shark Strikes?

Bingo - and I cite.
Shark attacks around the world are generally on the rise, thanks to shark conservation efforts that began in the early 1990s combined with increasing numbers of people enjoying saltwater recreation.
All I can say is, bravo!
Finally a researcher has the guts to say it as it is.
Human and Shark population growth are on an intersection course - and only if we acknowledge both sides of that equation will we be able to properly address the issue and find prophylactic solutions in order to avoid the inevitable conflict that will ultimately, and equally inevitably harm the Sharks. Case in point Florida - with GWS sightings clearly on the rise, it is only a matter of time til somebody will get hurt. And incidentally, same-same for further north where those rebounding Seal populations are attracting big GWS to the coast - are the aquatic recreationists in New Jersey and the Hamptons being adequately educated?

Anyway, if you're in Florida, go to George's talk.

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