Australia Plans Shark Kill to Protect Swimmers (Who Are Being Regularly Eaten Alive By Government-Protected Sharks) (VOA News)
Monday December 16th, 2013
SYDNEY — Following the deaths of two surfers in recent weeks, authorities in Western Australia have ordered hunters to catch and kill any sharks over three meters long.
There have been six fatal shark attacks in Western Australia in the past two years.
In response, the state government is creating safety zones around beaches in the city of Perth and along popular coastal regions to the south. Authorities say that sharks spotted in the designated areas will be considered to pose an imminent threat to swimmers and surfers and will be killed.
Commercial fishermen will be hired to hunt and kill sharks bigger than three meters in the zones, while baited hook lines will catch smaller specimens.