High court rules shark cage diving unlawful

Drive 06/09/2018

The court of appeals has taken a bite out of shark cage diving business, ruling its an offence under the Wildlife Protection Act.

This marks the end of a long-running battle between the divers and two shark cage diving companies.

The divers and other locals says it’s a safety issue in waters where great whites are common.

To delve into this issue RadioLIVE Drive spoke with Ricky Everest, native Stewart Islander and commercial paua diver, and Steve Hanrahan, advocacy manager of Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

Listen to both interviews in full above. 

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