WWF accused of politicising plight of Queensland dugongs as debate rages over gill net purchase

WWF accused of politicising plight of Queensland dugongs as debate rages over gill net purchase

Updated May 06, 2018 12:14:08 Photo: The WWF has bought the last remaining commercial gill net in a bid to protect dugongs. (Reuters, file photo) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been accused of playing political stunts and making a “money grab” as a divisive debate rages over the future …

Great Barrier Reef: conservationists campaign for net-free zone to protect dugongs | Environment

Conservationists plan to establish a commercial fishing net-free zone in the northern Great Barrier Reef by buying and retiring the area’s last remaining licence. WWF-Australia will launch a crowdfunding campaign to buy the 600m net operating out of Princess Charlotte Bay in the far north, which would effectively end gillnetting …