Greens MLC slams call for shark cull

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Chloe Fraser

South West Greens MLC Di­ane Evers has voiced her con­cern over a push to re­sume shark culling in WA, say­ing it would not re­duce risk to wa­ter users and is distracting the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment from more ef­fec­tive mea­sures.

Fed­eral En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Josh Fry­den­berg pub­licly pres­sured the McGowan gov­ern­ment to re­sume shark culling in WA. Ms Evans said the 2014 WA shark cull us­ing drum lines was a “schemoz­zle” with not one great white shark caught. “The highly mi­gra­tory na­ture of great white sharks means the en­tire pop­u­la­tion roam­ing be­tween here and Bass Strait would have to be killed to make WA wa­ters safe from them,” she said.

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