Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Australia proposes controversial shark cull
(06-10 15:53)

Australia's controversial shark cull could snare more than 900 animals over the next three years, a government review found, angering critics who said most were caught needlessly.
Under the new proposal, released to the public by Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority, 72 baited hooks attached to floating drums will be put in place between November and April until 2017.
Most will be set one kilometer offshore at the busiest beaches, with 12 kept in reserve when more lines are needed during a shark attack or threat.
About 900 tiger sharks and 25 great white sharks are projected to be caught during the cull. The drum lines will be taken down between May 1 and November 14 each year to avoid the annual migration of whales along the state's coast.
Sharks are common in Australian waters, and experts say attacks are increasing in line with population growth and the popularity of water sports.--AFP
   
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