"The bill didn't restrict trials to mesh nets either, illustrating the trials could be for any technology to capture sharks."
The bill furthermore didn't set out any parameters for what a successful trial will look like, what inspection regime there will be or how the trial will be assessed.
No Shark Cull is of the firm belief that a scientific evaluation of the trial would be at the very least necessary.
No Shark Cull has for the past few years highlighted the flaws associated with shark nets through its Apex Harmony campaign, illustrating that they only provide a false sense of security and will not prevent shark encounters.
The marine conservation organization has also been promoting non-lethal alternatives such as shark spotting, personal electronic devices and sonar technologies.
"As northern New South Wales embarks on this trial of shark nets, No Shark Cull calls for all community leaders and media to keep the rhetoric down and to be honest about what nets can and can not do, and what the risks are," Natalie said.