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New Zealand Just Banned Cage Diving with Sharks

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There are mixed and often highly emotional opinions about cage diving with white sharks, which are offered bait to draw them in. Many believe, rightly or wrongly, that these operations cause shark attacks nearby. That was reason enough for a New Zealand court to outlaw cage diving as illegal last September. Bearing in mind the declining global shark population, should other countries follow suit?

Cage diving in New Zealand first started off Stewart Island nine years ago and was initially unregulated. By 2013, the country's Department of Conservation established a code of practice and created a permitting process one year later. However, mounting pressure came from other water users, such as abalone divers and charter boat skippers, who complained that cage diving has altered the sharks' behaviors, and they were now being targeted by sharks....


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