Sharks and stingrays caught off South Australian jetties are being mutilated and thrown back into the water alive, fishers and scuba divers say, prompting calls for more humane treatment of the animals.
- The seabed beneath SA jetties often contains the mutilated carcasses of sharks and rays
- Some fishers are cutting off tails and fins before throwing the animals back into the water alive
- The actions have sparked calls for more humane treatment of rays and sharks
The calls come after a one-metre-long southern eagle ray was left partially filleted on Brighton Beach last week, sparking criticism from some members of the community.
Chemical engineer and divemaster Daniel Kinasz, who dives at jetties across the state,…