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Dozens of sharks caught under Australia cull plan

May 07, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
A great white shark swimming in the Southern Ocean, off the Neptune Islands, South Australia.

More than 170 sharks have been caught on lines under a controversial cull policy in Western Australia. Drum lines were set up along seven Western Australian beaches as part of a trial between January and April. Fifty of the biggest sharks were destroyed. Authorities said the cull was necessary after six people were killed in shark attacks.
Background:
More than 170 sharks caught under Australia cull policy [BBC]
Australia shark cull: Government destroys 50 sharks in trial programme [The Independent]

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