Grey Nurse Shark Allegedly Speared

NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries officers are appealing to anyone with information on the alleged spearing of a grey nurse shark near Mona Vale Beach on Sunday, August 2, 2015 to call the Fishers Watch Phoneline on 1800 043 536 or report online.

Two males were allegedly seen leaving the water with spearfishing gear and drove away in a late-model champagne-coloured Nissan Patrol.

All information provided will be treated in strict confidence. A $2500 on the spot fine applies, with maximum penalties of $220,000 and or two years imprisonment for harming, buying, selling or possessing an endangered species such as grey nurse shark.

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