Confer Special Protection on Migaloo in NSW waters
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Migaloo, the white humpback whale, is afforded special protection in Queensland and Commonwealth waters but not in NSW waters.
Migaloo has been granted special status by the Queensland government affording a 500 metre exclusion zone around the whale during its migration through Queensland waters.
In NSW, Migaloo receives only the standard 100 metre exclusion zone protection.
The 100 metre exclusion zones in NSW are not adequately enforced and can easily result in accidents and injuries to whales.
Migaloo is very popular 'marine' attraction. He is at even greater risk of injury due to his unique features.
Migaloo travels through NSW for a brief period before heading to colder waters.
This petition seeks to protect Miagloo during this transit. We call on the NSW Environment Minister and the NSW Government to afford special protections to Migaloo so that his journey through NSW water is safeguarded. Specifically we seek a 500 metre exclusion zone ruling and, as a further preventative measure, a police escort through NSW waters.
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