Reports about a four-metre great white shark washed up dead on a Geraldton beach confirm some of the most obvious flaws in the WA Government’s drumlining strategy, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says.
“First we heard that several members of the public repeatedly try to save a great white that had stranded itself off the beach, at some personal risk to themselves,” Ms MacLaren said.
“One must assume that these beachgoers are not part of the Premier’s imagined “silent majority” who support his desire to exterminate large sharks off our beaches.
“Secondly, descriptions of this shark match the species and size of shark that the Government aimed to kill this summer, albeit while failing to do so – and yet we also learn that this great white had been fitted with an acoustic tag by South Australian researchers. Read more »