ENVOY: Shark Cull

As an apex predator, sharks play a crucial role in maintaining ecological integrity in the marine environment. From the little knowledge we have of global shark populations, it is predicted that numbers are dwindling as a result of over-exploitation from fishing and game hunting. Population studies have led to the protection of a number of shark species, including the often feared, and minimally researched, White Shark. It's time to enhance shark research and adopt modern non-lethal technology as a priority to ensures both beach goer and marine life safety. 

In 2016, SCEC decided to take a look at the catch data available online through the Department of Fisheries. Astounded by the amount of by-catch on the Sunshine Coast alone, SCEC decided to take up the matter as a campaign and in 2017 Made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into Shark Mitigation and Deterrent Measures. Since then we have run a range of awareness raising activities and continue to advocate for the removal of shark nets and promote the need to non-lethal technology to be used instead. Envoy: Shark Cull goes behind the scenes of the NSW and QLD 'shark control programs' and demonstrates the devastating effect on marine life from outdated and dangerous programs. 

Envoy: Shark Cull

Occasional coarse language and scenes that may upset some viewers
Envoy: Shark Cull is a fascinating, deeply moving documentary narrated by Eric Bana, which sheds light on the real story behind the coastal ‘shark safety’ programs in Queensland and New South Wales. The current methods of baited drum-lines and nets have not only been scientifically proven to be ineffective in protecting swimmers and surfers, leaving them at risk in the sea, but these outdated solutions continue to be allowed to negatively impact entire marine ecosystems—including the Great Barrier Reef. Thousands of whales, dolphins, turtles, and other marine life are just some of the casualties of these expensive, archaic methods every year, even though new and proven technology is easily accessible. Join some of the biggest names in ocean conservation, such as Sea Shepherd, Ocean Ramsey and Madison Stewart, who bring their in-depth knowledge and expertise to shed light on this scarcely understood topic.

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July 21, 2021 at 7:00pm - 10pm
Event Cinemas Noosa