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Banning humans ‘helps sharks thrive’, says local researcher

Banning humans ‘helps sharks thrive’, says local researcher

Banning humans outright helps depleted shark populations recover faster than simply stopping fishing in affected areas, according to new local research. However, Dr Justin Rizzari conceded that any attempt to expand “human exclusion zones” would be unpopular, so the alternative was possibly “increased education for behavioural change”. Dr Rizzari, a Deakin University fisheries ecologist based […]


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Mayor adds holidays to trip

Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood has added two weeks of holidays to an international conference in Italy, with ratepayers footing the bill for his flights. Council...