MFL members among 301 scientists who reject Western Australian Government’s lethal approach to shark mitigation

NSW SharksMFL members feel strongly that there is no scientific evidence in favour of the Western Australian Government’s proposed use of drum lines (baited hooks suspended from large floats called drums) to reduce the shark hazard to ocean users.

Jennifer Ovenden and other MFL members have added their names to the joint submission prepared by Jessica Meeuwig and colleagues. Read the submission here.

A major focus of the work of the laboratory is the analysis and dissemination of new information about shark populations.

Dean Blower’s paper on Great White Sharks, and Jessica Morgan’s paper on hybridisation in sharks are examples of MFL’s work with sharks.