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FISH RESOURCES MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 1995 - REG 55H

55H .         Shark tourism activities prohibited on aquatic eco‑tour

        (1)         A participant in an aquatic eco‑tour must not —

            (a)         use a safety cage the purpose of which is to protect swimmers or divers from sharks; or

            (b)         engage in the tagging or marking of sharks; or

            (c)         use blood, berley or any vibrating, visual, sonic, electronic, electromagnetic or other equipment for the purpose of attracting sharks.

        Penalty: a fine of $2 000.

        (2)         The person in charge of an aquatic eco‑tour must not —

            (a)         provide or use, or allow participants in the tour to use, a safety cage the purpose of which is to protect swimmers or divers from sharks; or

            (b)         engage, or allow participants in the tour to engage, in the tagging or marking of sharks; or

            (c)         provide or use, or allow participants in the tour to use, blood, berley or any vibrating, visual, sonic, electronic, electromagnetic or other equipment for the purpose of attracting sharks.

        Penalty: a fine of $10 000.

        [Regulation 55H inserted in Gazette 30 May 2014 p. 1734.]



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