Shark Wales shark nets are only in

Shark nets were first introduced in NSW in 1937 on the
150th anniversary of the state (Frick, 2015). The nets were put in
place in case of a possible shark attack during the anniversary as politicians
were concerned about the likely bad publicity that would come from a shark related
incident (Frick, 2015). In 1962 in the Gold Coast, Queensland, a program,
Queensland Shark Control Program or QSCP, was presented along the popular
beaches to minimise shark incidents with beachgoers by using a combination of
shark nets and baited drum lines (Volep,
Carroll, Strauss, Meynecke, Kobashi 2017). In Durban, KwaZulu-Natal,
shark nets have been in the waters along the coast since 1952 after 21 shark
attacks were recorded between 1943 and 1951 leading to a need for better
protection from charks for beachgoers (Brazier, Nel, Cliff & Dudley, 2012). Along
the coast of New South Wales shark nets are only in place for 14 days each
month for 8 months of the year, placed 500 metres from the shore and only 150
metres long (Frick, 2015). With the nets being placed 4 metres from the surface
and being 6 metres high creating a dilemma that sharks can swim over, under and
around the nets (Frick, 2015).

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