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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 04:45 PM

Sharks of more than three metres to be caught, shot and dumped into sea

Sharks of more than three metres to be caught, shot and dumped into sea
Western Australia's controversial 'shark management' strategy aims to reduce public anxiety over attacks


theguardian.com, Thursday 26 December 2013 23.02 EST



A great white shark. Photograph: Chris Fallows/AAP Image/Murdoch Books


Sharks longer than 3 metres that get near popular beaches in Western Australia will be caught, shot and dumped back into the sea, in a series of measures aimed at reducing public anxiety over attacks.

Details of the WA government’s controversial “shark management” strategy have been released, with sharks bigger than 3 metres singled out for shooting and then discarding offshore.

A tender released by the government calls for an “experienced licensed commercial fishing organisation” to deploy and maintain up to 72 drum lines off popular beaches in Perth and elsewhere along the south-west coast.

The drum lines, containing a hook with bait on them, will catch and, eventually, kill passing sharks that come within 1km of the beach.

Should a live white shark, tiger shark or bull shark longer than 3 metres be found on the drum lines, they will be “humanely destroyed” ...

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/27/sharks-to-be-shot-and-dumped

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kristopher Dec 2013 OP
Name removed Dec 2013 #1
intaglio Dec 2013 #2
darkangel218 Dec 2013 #3
Oakenshield Dec 2013 #4
pscot Dec 2013 #8
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #5
GliderGuider Dec 2013 #6
Ghost Dog Dec 2013 #7

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. And next it will be salties

Then there will be the sharks injured and unable to hunt anything except easy prey ...

Politicians seem only to want to win popularity contests

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 06:30 PM

3. Wow..

 

That's complete bs..

Wtf..

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 07:01 PM

4. Australia is a very dangerous place in general.

Sharks being only one of a number of potentially lethal animals that could kill you. Box Jellyfish being another very dangerous sea creature that resides in the shallows. Australia also owns some of the most venomous snakes on the planet.

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Response to Oakenshield (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 10:27 PM

8. Platypie too

The male has a poisonous spur.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 07:41 PM

5. So if you use dead sharks as chum,...

won't that attract ...sharks?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 08:00 PM

6. Wondered that too... nt

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 08:44 PM

7. Yep. So they'll be expending even more energy,

I suppose, so as to dump the macabre remains far offshore...

Australian political theater looks quite weird at times.

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