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Australia Qld tourism operators issue 'wish-list' aimed at preventing shark attacks

03:10  04 november  2019
03:10  04 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

Shark bites off tourist's foot in Airlie Beach attack

  Shark bites off tourist's foot in Airlie Beach attack The shark bit off an English tourist's foot and left another with serious lacerations to his leg.The men were on a tour with ZigZag Whitsundays, which runs snorkelling tours in the region, when they were attacked about 10.20am today.

There are a range of shark attack prevention techniques employed to reduce the risk of shark attack and keep people safe. They include removing sharks by various fishing methods

Tourism operators are worried about the fallout from a spate of shark attacks , including one "It's never been an issue before. But if I want to jump off the back of the boat now it will be within one Queensland Tourism Industry Council chief executive Daniel Gschwind said tourism authorities

Queensland tourism operators have issued a 'wish-list' of measures to politicians, aimed at preventing shark attacks.

Tourism bosses want aerial shark spotters, netted swimming spots, SMART drumlines and shark deterrent devices to be trialed across the Whitsundays.

They also want a comprehensive investigation into what’s causing the sudden change in shark behaviour and attacks.

Last week one man lost his foot and another man suffered deep wounds to his right calf after they were mauled by a shark on Airlie Beach.

The state and federal governments are in a stand-off since the Queensland government removed 160 drum lines after a federal court ruled it couldn’t continue the lethal aspect of its shark control program.

Seal sneaks through new shark barrier at popular Perth beach .
The newly installed shark barrier at WA's Cottesloe Beach has already been infiltrated, with a sneaky seal finding its way into the supposedly safe enclosure. 9News cameras caught the seal in action, just hours after the barrier was installed this morning."I've seen him [the seal] go back through a gap at the end and he got through there," one witness told 9News.

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