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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:29 am

nets were set yesterday.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:35 am

Any more detail, like exactly where and when they were set?

Here's some detail from SA

https://www.shark.co.za/Pages/Protectio ... harkattack

A similar trend is evident is South Africa, which has experienced 394 recorded unprovoked attacks, the majority of which have occurred since the 1940’s. Of these 90 have been fatal.

During the first half of the 20th century, in South Africa, the majority of shark attacks were recorded off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Indeed, it was the high number of attacks and the collapse of the local tourism industry, which resulted in the deployment of nets to capture sharks. Since the deployment of the first nets off Durban, and expansion of the KZN Sharks Board operations the number of attacks has continually decreased along the KZN coastline. This is in marked contrast, to both the Eastern and Western Capes where attacks have continued to increase. These contrasting trends clearly highlight the effectiveness of the KZN Sharks Board bather protection program in providing protection from shark attack.

Since the inception of bather protection gear there have been only 27 attacks, none of which have been fatal, in the 67 years since their inception. Indeed, the only serious injury at a protected beach involved a surfer at Umtentweni who were bitten on the leg by a great white in 1999. Without the KZN Sharks Board programme it is highly likely that the shark population would slowly increase along the KZN coastline, eventually resulting in a fatal shark attack and economic catastrophe to the local tourism industry.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:40 am

https://www.shark.co.za/Pages/BatherProtection

By 1992 a total of 44 beaches were protected with 44.6 km of nets between Richards Bay ( 28°48'S, 32°06'E) and Mzamba ( 31°05'S, 30°11'E).

Currently, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (KZNSB) Operations Division is responsible for servicing and maintaining installed shark safety gear at 37 beaches along the coastline of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

The info-graphic below showcases the 37 beaches along the KZN coastline:

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:09 am

Man there’s some good surf along that stretch
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Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:20 am

I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Post by Kunji » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:35 am

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:48 am

marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:09 am
Man there’s some good surf along that stretch
I met a saffa last week. We were hanging around waiting for the wind and tide to drop so we had a bit of time to kill.

He was 60 and a great surf traveller. His favourite surf location was around East London, better surf and less crowds than anywhere else he has surfed. He's still thinking of returning but feels that SA is just too fcuked. He was quite disparaging about the Margaret River area (he had tried it for a few years), nothing like the quality and consistency around East London he reckoned, and still quiet and undeveloped compared to the rest of SA.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:03 am

steve shearer wrote:
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info here Cranked.
https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/asset ... -south.pdf
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:37 am

Cranked wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:48 am
marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:09 am
Man there’s some good surf along that stretch
I met a saffa last week. We were hanging around waiting for the wind and tide to drop so we had a bit of time to kill.

He was 60 and a great surf traveller. His favourite surf location was around East London, better surf and less crowds than anywhere else he has surfed. He's still thinking of returning but feels that SA is just too fcuked. He was quite disparaging about the Margaret River area (he had tried it for a few years), nothing like the quality and consistency around East London he reckoned, and still quiet and undeveloped compared to the rest of SA.
Saffa I work with grew up surfing Cape St Francis. Turned his nose up at the suggestion of J Bay.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:22 pm

yeah sorry, I was wrong, the nets were set

Greenmount's probably the most protected open surf beach in Australia

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:29 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:22 pm
yeah sorry, I was wrong, the nets were set

Greenmount's probably the most protected open surf beach in Australia
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:29 am
nets were set yesterday.
With Shearers revelation that the nets were set yesterday do you think the shark could have potentially been trapped shore side of the net?
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:38 pm

umm loofy do you know how meshing works? It doesn't hem in the coastline. These nets off Greenmount are well offshore and set at a slight angle to the coast. They are designed to catch sharks who try to set up a territory or who are looking for food by swimming back and forth outside a surf zone. Sharks can't be "trapped" inside them. The idea that because sharks are frequently caught on the more shoreward facing side of a meshing, that meshing doesn't work, is a classic fallacy. If the shark was caught, it worked.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:10 pm

correct.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:20 pm

Yeah, I know Nick.

Steve mate, stop saying "correct" to peoples posts to make yourself look like some kind of authority on a subject.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:34 pm

alright Loof.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:51 pm

Drailed wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Yeah, I know Nick.

Steve mate, stop saying "correct" to peoples posts to make yourself look like some kind of authority on a subject.
You didn’t have the foggiest.

Correct.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by bomboraa » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:55 pm

Prime juvenile and sub adult great white fodder is the Australian salmon. Since 2011 pros have been able to net 224 tonnes a year of Aussie salmon north of Barenjoey. That's 2000 tonnes of "smaller" great white tucker - the stuff they hunt close to shore and even in thw wave zone - potentially gone. Juvie and sub adult great whites follow the salmon migration north in winter.
Everyone talks about the whale migration and great whites, but not a peap about this possible link. Hungry inshore great whites looking for the salmon which have been dramatically thinned.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:00 pm

Yep around Boomerang Beach and surrounds there’s lots of salmon lots of juveniles in the past, apparently. Not sure now but there was a few salmon jumping around in the Cenny Coast the last few weeks.
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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