Great White Shark Review Under Way
Source: The Age
July 30, 2012
"West Australian fisheries and federal environment authorities have met to discuss the protection of great white sharks, following the state's fifth fatal shark attack in 10 months.
The West Australian Fisheries Department confirmed to AAP today that director of research Rick Fletcher had met the federal Department of Environment last week to discuss joint research into great white shark numbers and behaviour, which may lead to a review of their protected status.
Great whites have been protected in Australian waters since 1999, but with the unprecedented number of attacks off Western Australia's south-west coast in recent years, there have been calls to review their numbers and protected status."
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