Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A 4.5m great white shark was caught 500m from shore near Evans Head on the NSW north coast on Tues­day, tagged and re­leased 1km from the shore at the pop­u­lar hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion. The shark is one of the largest seen in the area since a 5m great white was spot­ted in Fe­bru­ary last year. The world’s largest known great white is 6m long. Evans Head is one of the north­ern beaches off which the gov­ern­ment has in­stalled shark nets on a six-month trial. It was re­ported this week that swim­mers at Syd­ney beaches, long pro­tected by shark mesh­ing, were be­ing put at risk by so-called eco-war­riors de­stroy­ing the pro­tec­tive bar­ri­ers.

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