Dead tiger shark killed by shark nets - Photo by Mark Addison
That is Mark Addison's Facebook update today (he also blogged about it). Mark posted several photos on his profile of a beautiful Tiger shark killed by shark nets in South Africa. Who exactly the nets are protecting is a mystery - all they are doing is killing marine life.
Drowned to death - Photo by Mark Addison
As much I wish 2009 would end on a positive note - it will not...and for a year that was supposed to be for the sharks we still saw more losses than victories. There is still a lot of work to be done - this shark is a reminder...what does it say when we cannot enforce small marine protected areas, how will we protect an entire species?
For more information on the shark nets in Aliwal Shoal and how you can help, please go to REMOVE THE NETS