Queensland government loses battle to cull sharks on Great Barrier Reef

Fisheries department will no longer be able to use nets and drumlines to control sharks

The Queensland government has lost its battle for the right to use nets and drumlines to catch and kill sharks in a bid to protect swimmers on the Great Barrier Reef.

The state government appeal to maintain its controversial management program was dismissed on Wednesday in the federal court in Sydney.

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Source: The Guardian
Queensland government loses battle to cull sharks on Great Barrier Reef