$2,000 fine for cutting shark’s throat

Date: 1/10/2008

A recreational fisherman was fined for killing an endangered grey nurse shark  hooked in waters off Forster, New South Wales, mid-north coast. Fisheries officers found the 1.7 metre female shark in an icebox on the man’s boat in June 2006. Primary Industries Minister Ian McDonald says the shark appeared to have had its throat cut. The 51-year-old central coast man pleaded guilty in the Forster Local Court and was fined $2,000.

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