grey nurse shark

Sep. 20/12

Measures to protect the critically endangered grey nurse shark have been announced by the NSW government. Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson introduced regulations that include banning baited hook fishing in key breeding areas for the species along the NSW coastline.

"Our overall goal is to protect the grey nurse shark," she told reporters at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary today.

"They are the puppies of the ocean - they're not Jaws.They are very gentle creatures but we're down to the last 1500 or so."

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Aug. 21/11

TELL this grey nurse shark that it's a protected species in NSW and it may find the news hard to swallow.

The Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, also in the frame, found the shark with a fishing hook in its mouth during a dive last week on the north coast.

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Aug. 08/11

MID North Coast Tourism has backed scuba divers and environmentalists in their push for greater grey nurse shark protections off South West Rocks and the Coffs Coast, in Australia.

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