Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed
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Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines—which use baited hooks to catch the predators—at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital. Fisheries Queensland said Monday that six sharks—five tiger sharks measuring up to 3.7 metres (12 feet) long and one smaller black tip shark—were killed after being ensnared in the drumlines.
Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed. (2018, September 25). The Manila Times, p. B7.
- The Manila Times