Shark attack victim calls for cull program
GREAT white shark attack s survivor Craig Ison has used his first day home from hospital to call for some of the marine animals to be culled “before t there’s one every 100 metres”.
Mr Ison, 51, was mauled by a 3 3m shark at Evans Head on the N NSW north coast last month.
He suffered a large bite on h his right thigh and the nerves in his right arm were severed in th the attack.
He said he would not enter the surf again until “they come up with something that’s 100 per cent shark proof”.
Mr Ison said he hoped for an option “better than a cull” but the ocean along the north coast was “too rough for nets”.
“We need a solution to save lives, culling could be a temporary measure; the numbers are out of control,” he said.
He said there would be “more attacks” and did not believe the Government had given enough money to maintain the tagging program.
“I can understand people wanting the cull because the attacks are destroying the tourism up here. It’s going to affect plenty of people,” he said. “The worry (going out into the ocean) now is tenfold, starting to get out of hand, it’ll only take one or two more attacks, and you’ll see no one in the water.” LAURA BANKS