"We have other still images of how the hooks are being taken out of the sharks and in particular quite a few bloody images of how the fisherman down south is cutting into the jaw and obviously damaging the shark beyond its ability to survive."
A spokesman with the Department of Premier and Cabinet countered this, saying, "Some 82 percent of the under-three-metre [about 10 feet] sharks caught to date have been successfully released."
But MacLaren argues that because nearly all of the undersized sharks fishermen have caught are tiger sharks -- a species that isn't normally involved in human fatalities. And, she says, catching these smaller sharks could attract larger predator sharks from even further away.
"At the end of the day we are really questioning whether this policy is achieving anything at all," Ms MacLaren said.