As the State Government continues to spend thousands of dollars daily on a shark cull, accumulating statistics confirm that the unpopular policy is not making any water users safer.
“The overwhelming majority of sharks killed since drum lines were introduced in late January have been tiger sharks, which, according to the Government’s own shark website ‘may have only been responsible for one shark bite in WA since 1980’,” Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said.
“Meanwhile, the South-West drum lining contractor has also revealed that he has been capturing mako sharks, which are a protected migratory species under Federal legislation and also are not considered a threat species.
“Ironically, it appears that few or no to-size great white sharks have been caught, yet this is the only shark species implicated in recent fatal attacks off WA. Read more »