QUEENSLAND FACES COURT CHALLENGE OVER SHARK CONTROL PROGRAM
An environmental group in Australia has taken legal action against the Queensland government for its use of baited hooks in the Great Barrier Reef under its shark control program. The group is arguing that the program, which allows 173 legal drum lines to operate within the Great Barrier Reef, is inconsistent with the Great Barrier Marine Park's main objective to provide for long-term protection and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef region. The case is scheduled to be heard in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in January 2019. For the full story, see https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/endangered-hammerhead-s….