The grey nurse shark is now listed under Queensland's Nature Conservation Act 1992 as an endangered animal. This is the highest threat category for animals surviving in the wild.
The maximum fine for unlawfully taking, possessing or selling a grey nurse shark or its parts is $330,000.
The maximum fine for unlawfully fishing in a grey nurse shark protection area is $110,000.
There are four grey nurse shark protection areas in Queensland:
- Wolf Rock
- Flat Rock
- Henderson Rock
- Cherubs' Cave.
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