Western Australian fishing company issues plea to be able to catch great white sharks again

A long-time WA fishing company says the latest fatal shark attack in coastal waters makes a case for commercial fishers to be able to catch great whites again. Shark fishing off the metropolitan coast was banned in 2007 but on Saturday Southwestern Fresh Fish took to Facebook writing a long post arguing in favour of shark fishing off metro beaches. “Over more than 35 years here at Southwestern Fresh Fish we have encountered hundreds of great white sharks. In our opinion they are definitely increasing with the main time of year to see them now increasing from just a few months per year to around eight months per year,” said the Bunbury firm. Read the rest here 16:54

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