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Australia: Plan "clean" beaches shark

May 20th 2014 at 10:58 PM

More than 170 sharks were caught in a controversial program to protect bathers Authorities of Western Australia caught more than 170 sharks, one of which killed 50, as part of a controversial program that was piloted and launched in January after several deadly attacks against people, according to official figures released today.

program endorsed by local authorities ca coast of the state of Western Australia after recording six deaths from shark bite in the last two years in the waters of the country. organizations environmental complained about the program,

whereas it is contrary to the Regulation prohibits fishing white shark, a species threatened with extinction. The authorities replied that the state seeks to protect bathers. Rope bait were placed within one kilometer of the busiest coast of the state of Western Australia for a trial period from 25 January to 30 April.

Evidence given published today show that 172 sharks were caught, none but white, which rendered most fatal attacks. Those who were older than 3 meters were killed, while the remaining approximately 90 placed tracking devices and then released. The body of the largest shark caught was 4.5 meters.

Minister of Fisheries of the State of Western Australia featured successful this policy, believing that will restore the confidence of bathers. "We will never know if the sharks caught will attack someone

people, but our government always attaches more value to human life ", said Ken Bast. The state government has asked the federal government for permission to continue for the next three years this program, but replied that he there is some scientific research to prove its effectiveness.

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