Protein Soup

March 29, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Sydney, Australia fly-fishing guide Justin Duggan comments on the increasing number of near-fatal shark attacks along the country’s shorelines, including one in February near downtown Sydney. “‘The harbour is so full of baitfish — that’s why there are so many predators around,’ says Duggan, a fishing guide for seven years. ‘It’s a protein soup.’ Duggan attributes the baitfish boom and the increase in predators — which themselves attract sharks — to a ban on commercial fishing in the harbour in 2005 and anti-pollution measures producing cleaner waters.” Article by AFP.