Thousands join protest against Western Australian shark cull

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Under the catch-and-kill policy, introduced by Western Australian premier, Colin Barnett, in January, baited drum lines are dropped offshore from the state’s most popular beaches. Only sharks three metres or longer are targeted, but critics claim smaller sharks and other species will be caught as well

Young and old joined the protest on Sydney’s Manly Beach – Picture: BRENDON THORNE/GETTY IMAGES

Under the catch-and-kill policy, introduced by Western Australian premier, Colin Barnett, in January, baited drum lines are dropped offshore from the state’s most popular beaches. Only sharks three metres or longer are targeted, but critics claim smaller sharks and other species will be caught as well.

Under the catch-and-kill policy, introduced by Western Australian premier, Colin Barnett, in January, baited drum lines are dropped offshore from the state’s most popular beaches. Only sharks three metres or longer are targeted, but critics claim smaller sharks and other species will be caught as well

Anti-shark cull protest on Perth’s Cottesloe Beach – Picture: PAUL KANE/GETTY IMAGES
Thousands of people took to beaches in east and west to protest against a controversial shark culling policy designed to prevent attacks. Carrying placards, foam sharks and chanting “stop the cull”, demonstrators gathered in Perth and Sydney to rally against the government’s decision to allow fishermen to catch and kill any large sharks they find. Here: A protester shows her support during a shark-culling policy protest at Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia – Picture: PAUL KANE/GETTY IMAGES

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