Bite back on shark at­tacks

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - JEREMY PIERCE

MORE than 50 sharks have been caught by Queens­land’s con­tro­ver­sial shark con­trol plan in the past month alone.

As de­bate rages over whether to in­stall per­ma­nent drum­lines and shark nets in the Whitsundays where three peo­ple have been at­tacked in the past six weeks, The Sun­day Mail can re­veal 51 preda­tors have been caught in shark nets and drum­lines across the state in the past four weeks. dusk or dawn, with pets or if you’re bleed­ing.

More than 70 no-swim­ming signs have been erected across the Whitsundays in the past week while Cid Har­bour re­mains a no-swim zone.

Mel­bourne doc­tor Daniel Chris­tidis, 33, died last Mon­day af­ter he was mauled by a shark as he swam at Cid Har­bour.

The at­tack fol­lowed two at­tacks in Septem­ber, which prompted au­thor­i­ties to de­ploy baited drum­lines in the har­bour.

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