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.
More than 170 sharks caught under Australia cull policy [BBC]
Australia shark cull: Government destroys 50 sharks in trial programme [The Independent]