Permit for Queensland Shark Control Program

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The Queensland Shark Control Program operates across 86 beaches in Queensland.

The Queensland Government runs a shark control program along the Queensland coast, including within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The Marine Park Authority’s role is to assess the application for a permit to operate the program within the Marine Park, using our usual process for assessing activities.

On 27 September 2019, the Marine Park Authority reissued a permit for the Queensland Shark Control.

This reissued permit contains the new conditions imposed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision of 2 April 2019, following a challenge by the Humane Society International.

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