No need for shark nets at Byron Bay says Mayor

BYRON Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has called for people to keep this week's shark attack in perspective before calling for drastic action.

"Naturally when something like this occurs a response, out of fear, is to question should our beaches be netted," he said.

"However it's important to remember that this tragic event is a very rare occurrence and netting could have devastating effect on the marine life.

"I don't believe that (shark netting) would be widely supported in our community and should not be considered within a stunning marine park on our doorstep.

"The ocean belongs to our marine life and our respect, passion and how we interact with it will, for many, be an individual choice."


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