Reunion Shark Hunt has begun

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
27. September 2011

– The authorities in Reunion Island have ordered to conduct a shark-fishing-operation to protect local ‘leisure activities’ and the ‘work at sea’.

– The shark fishing operation has begun on 27. September 2011 ( 0.00 hrs. ) and will end on 29. September 2011 ( 23.59 hrs.).

– The shark fishing operation is conducted by two fishing vessels (the ‘Magnum’ and the ‘Are Nui’) , using the techniques of trolling and/or longline fishing.

– The fishermen target (kill) only sharks with a minimum length of 1.50 metres , and is only limited to the following two species :

    Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

    Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

– Sharks under 1.50 metres in length will be tagged and released.

– Shark species other than those specified above will also be released alive.

– The fishermen are only allowed to keep (kill) up to ten sharks.

– The shark fishing operation is taking place within three contiguous areas ( Zone 1 – 3 ) from Cap La Houssaye in the North to Brisants Beach in the South.

Source: Prefecture de la Reunion.


1 Comment

  1. waste of time, not cost effective, no change in public perception… the only benefit would be sharks under 1.5 metres being tagged… then I pray my arse off, they will be tracked & like the 16 Bull Sharks in Sydney Harbour on the busiest day of the year in, January 26, Australia day celebrations, when thousands of people swam all day, where these Bulls ventured in & out all day with not a single incident… I prey that happens in Reunion & I can’t wait til the logic of overfishing & warming combined with increased human use of the Ocean is scientifically proven as the answer to the minor increase of encounters this year.Stop the hunt & educate your public.

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