Our Shark Defence Campaigns’s mission is to defend, conserve and protect sharks in order to maintain a healthy ocean.
Around the world, sharks are threatened by many human activities including finning, fishing bycatch, commercial fishing, habitat degradation, climate change and government-endorsed control and culling programs.
On Australian shores, our Shark Defence Campaign continues to shed much-needed light on the destructive nature of state-sanctioned shark "control" programs through investigation, documentation and publication. By bringing our message to the Australian public, we are mobilising support for the long-term protection of sharks under Australia’s environment laws.
Using our small boat the Grey Nurse, our campaign actively monitors and reports on shark nets and drumlines in Queensland and New South Wales, acting as a vocal advocate for their removal.