Sorry, for the spear fisherman drowned off Sydney, but … those who would protest at the indiscriminate shooting of native birds, seem not to object to the ugly activity of spear-fishing in Australian coastal waters.
I recall as a child, a giant blue-green parrot fish lying on the beach with a hole in its head at Long Reef, one of Sydney’s northern beaches. Trusting fish which do not flee a diver, wrasse, or parrot fish are not tasty eating, so clearly this was slaughter. Now forty years on, you can dive anywhere around Sydney, but you won’t see a giant parrot fish any more.
It`s a mockery to have state road patrols which care for injured wildlife – even snakes -while spear-fishermen continue to kill innocent marine life. The boneheads even hold competitions to see who can spear the biggest fish!
I have absolutely nothing against spear-fishing in poor African countries where entire families depend on the catch for food. But it is a senseless sport in Australia which considers itself a developed, eco-friendly nation.