Suspend SPOT Tagging permit off South Africa
  • Petitioned Dr. Alan Boyd

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Department of Environment Affairs
Dr. Alan Boyd

Suspend SPOT Tagging permit off South Africa

    1. Chris Hartzell
    2. Petition by

      Chris Hartzell

      Carmel, CA

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Recent news that permits were granted to the TV Show “Shark Men” without public comment and without consideration to the findings associated with SPOT Tags cannot happen without action.

 

We are petitioning against the continued harmful practices of SPOT Tagging on Great White Sharks and the making of a TV Show as the basis for research.

 

SPOT Tagging has already proven to be more damaging to the sharks while the data gathered has been poor. Additionally, research should be conducted for the basis of research and not on the basis of a TV Show. It is inappropriate for any responsible governmental body to issue a permit without a full assessment of the techniques and without a public comment period.

 

We request immediate suspension of the permits to allow SPOT Tagging of Great Whites off South Africa until an appropriate public comment period has been made and an environmental assessment on the practice. Both of these items have already been implemented in other locations where Great Whites were tagged and is the responsible action by any responsible government agency involved in what has proven to be a controversial and damaging tagging technique.

 

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    • Rudolf Coetzee FISH HOEK, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      You put a bird feeder in your garden, you atract more birds!

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    • francois blom CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      I object to this form of tagging and to chumming the water for sharks ,particularly great whites in false bay cape town

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    • Mark Cohen CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 2 years ago

      You are being totally irresponsible putting my life in jeopardy unnaturally, being a local surfer & waterman for many, many years, How much is your backhand bribe ??????

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    • Phil Nel CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 2 years ago

      Where was the public opinion/discussion in this?

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    • Carl Willetts NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a professional diver, sharks are the most important animal in the food chain.. The way we hunt and fin them is fucked up!!

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