New venture for Victor Harbor on the proposal board that might be of interest to the surfers around there. Although it's not cage diving I guess that with the fish stock it will hold you could say it will be a kind of berley pot.
According to Dr Peter Lauer from Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), “studies show sharks may be curious, but if there is no benefit from staying in the proximity of the cages they will move on.” My thought though is where do they move on too and what or who is in the path of where they are moving to? Particularly when there are surf breaks in direct line of sight along the coast only a very short distance, literally only one kilometre as the sharks swims so to speak. How long would it take a Great White to cover that distance? There has been one or a few cruising around this very bay in recent times, even mentioned on this site a couple of days ago.
The venture will be moved from the current location in Port Lincoln to Victor because it is closer to more tourists, or in other words closer to more $$$. Again a few individuals chasing some monetary benefit are disregarding the risks associated with their venture to other people in the same region.
A public information meeting was held on the 23rd and comments and feedback was closed on the 31st so the public had only a few days to voice any opinions or concerns which seems inadequate for what could be a public safety matter like this. SA surfers should consider some action over this one as it will affect most of the surfers in that region. Here's a link for the proposal showing just where it is.
and then go to "application summary document" to get a run down on the location etc
A small win...but a win nonetheless:
"Oceanic Victor bought the Swim with the Tuna pontoon last year with plans to move the tourist attraction to Victor Harbor but paperwork and red tape has delayed plans and in the meantime the company has decided to reopen in its original home, Port Lincoln.
Oceanic Victor owner Mick Dyer said the attraction would run in Port Lincoln until later in the year when it would move to Victor Harbor as planned in time for summer."
South Australian Great White Shark Anthony Rowland : Vimeo
Offshore of Waitpinga ,some decent battle scars on it.
The way the buggers are breeding, it's probably just a few love bites
It's has been past and will be up and running by Easter 2017.This is such a stupid thing to be plopped so close to where people use the ocean.Would love if anyone has any idea's how to take the fight to the next level as the power's that be ain't listening.
Fuck all you can do you now boys ...just wear ya sharkshield at Bullies when the large winter Easter swells start...and hope yesterdays bigboy sighted at Goolwa dosent have a lot of mates
Maybe get not just a national awareness but international awareness of this insanity.It's pretty insulting that people with money from Lincoln can over ride what a vast section of the local resident's wanted which is not for this to go ahead.I ask has this happened anywhere else in the world so close to known surfbreak's?What is the repercussion's if or when something disastrous happen's.One thing is Victor will become known as a redneck backwater which it rightly is.