DPI investigation into slain grey nurse sharks

FOLLOWING the discovery in Port Stephens of two dead grey nurse sharks displaying gunshot wounds, the NSW Department of Primary Industries is undertaking an investigation.

According to the DPI has described the discovery as “totally unacceptable”.

The protected and critically endangered sharks were found off Box Beach on Sunday with bullet holes in the head.

The DPI has since collected the carcasses of the male and female and will perform an autopsy to recover information on the bullets.

It is illegal to catch, keep or harm grey nurse sharks, and penalties can include fines of up to $220,000 and two years prison.

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