The application to continue the shark cull another three years was rejected by the Environmental Protection Authority in Western Australia. However, the imminent threat policy was. The EPA justified this decision claiming that the targeting of a few sharks was not likely to play a large impact on the environment. In this interview, scientists Malcolm Francis and Jessica Meeuwig explain how our lack of understanding of the reproductive nature of sharks, particularly white sharks, might prove the EPA's reasoning to be flawed. Jeff Hansen of Sea Shepherd contributes commentary on the Imminent Threat Policy.
Footage by Rohan Sibon and Skyler Thomas.
This is a scene from the director's cut of #GreatWhiteLies
Debra Canabal of Epic Diving in the WSV hoodie. Get yours!
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.