i'm not sure inshore fish stocks are thriving?
in regard to nick's attack, and many like it -- the WA one's especially. where they were bitten on remote beaches surfing solo, and certainly not being rescued. if that white was waiting for them to bleed out and come back ... why did they not come back? rather, the bodies were left with one, fatal bite.
i'm not sure anyone alive has painted them as bambi's of the deep. again, that's dramatic. whites are predators; apex killing machines. they're just not predators of humans, like you're trying to insinuate.
... if the attacks are rising bcos there's more whites and humans in the water the solution is a complex one. i can't see them being removed from the protected list. i can't see humans foregoing seafood to see what restoring the balance does either. i can't see people stopping to surf, dive, spearfish ocean swim etc to put them out of harm's way ...
bombora wrote:Hmmm Nick it may look like a lot of life around Sydney, but the salmon schools here and north have been noticably reduced. A few years ago schools would boil water across a football field size. They are now much smaller and scattered schools, which can still catch your eye because of the scavenging gulls but no denying a significant reduction in this smaller great white tucker. Big drop in bonito too, since they became the prime source of sushi rolls.
Too true about an increase in young sharks though.