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    Call for killer shark to be hunted down and slaughtered.

    Debate over killer shark rages
    Aja Styles and Katherine Fenech
    August 18, 2010

    A West Australian surfing identity has called for a shark that killed a 31-year-old father of two near Margaret River's famous surfing region to be hunted down and slaughtered.

    Mario Vassallo, a keen surfer who helps promote the professional surfing circuit when it comes to Western Australia for the Margaret River Pro event, has criticised "bloody greenie huggers" who wish to protect sharks, saying: "If they want them so much then they can swim out and hug them."

    He said the tagging system, implemented by marine scientists to monitor white pointers' movements had failed Nicholas Edwards, who died when he was attacked by a shark about 8am yesterday while surfing 300 metres from the South Point surf break in Cowaramup Bay.


    "They say there are not as many now and that they are tagging them to keep an eye on them. So much for keeping an eye on them," Vassallo said. "This is getting beyond a joke."

    But not all surfers agree. Gracetown resident Rob Alder, 50, who held the dying surfer in his arms while desperately trying to save his life, said sharks should be better protected.

    He has the backing of most of the surfing fraternity, including the family of WA shark victim Brad Smith, who at the time of his death from an attack in the same area in 2004 said the shark should not be hunted and killed.

    Alder yesterday helped friend Craig Gordon pull Mr Edwards from the water and tried desperately to resuscitate him.

    Alder used his surf board's leg rope as a tourniquet to stem the flow of blood from Edward's shredded right leg. The surfer died from his injuries in Margaret River Hospital later that morning.

    Alder said while it was a tragedy, sharks were a risk all surfers faced and they knew this when entering a shark's domain.

    Department of Fisheries supervising scientist of fin-fish Brett Molony said the species could not be narrowed down from previous reports and the likelihood of finding it was extremely slim.

    Dr Molony said there had been 15 shark attacks and four fatalities in Western Australia since 1997.

    "In the 218 years of records there's been 99 attacks and 15 fatalities," he said.

    ^edited story; full article at Fatal Shark Attack | Hunt For Shark As Debate Rages | Gracetown


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    A West Australian surfing identity has called for a shark that killed a 31-year-old father of two near Margaret River's famous surfing region to be hunted down and slaughtered.

    that'll learn 'em

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    I thought sharks were half the fun for surfers.

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    Chop the sharks head off and stick it on pole on the beach as a warning to all other sharks.

    Most shark attacks are 1 bite attacks, most likely don't like the taste of humans.

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    on the money there DD

    not bad for a soap dodger

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    Shark's just looking for food - that's what they do.....and you are in their dining room.

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    Mistaken for seals in neoprene suits.

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    leave the sharks alone

    the media love it
    Feb 2009 there was a series of shark attacks round Sydney, one at the naval base about 400m from Opera House a navy diver lost a leg, others at open water beaches on the coast. I was there for two harbour swim events, Sydney Harbour Classic.

    Every day in the lead-up the newspapers had shark stories, one sent people out on
    a launch fishing with a huge piece of bleeding meat, and guess what caught a big shark. Morning of the race there was another attack, teenager at a northern beach, Dee Why maybe. I think they hired the shark as a stunt.
    For the races they had 'spotters' on top of the Opera House and in helicopters, extra lifeguards in boats and divers underneath. We all made it back, much to the media's disappointment sure they'd have loved a bloodbath they could photograph from the shore.


    We all made it back.

    The idea of doing a Jaws-style search for a single shark is ridiculous. Let them be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    The idea of doing a Jaws-style search for a single shark is ridiculous.
    OK if they give the shark a proper trial with good defense lawyer before they pass sentence.

    Most lawyers are of the same species as the shark.

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    i don,t mind a bit of battered flake...

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    Cruising along it went for the board thinking it was food and the guy's leg just got into the mix.

    Surely these Antipodeans must understand by now the dangers of surfing in the shark's habitat.

    Not the brightest, evidently, but why take it personally? The shark was just doing what comes naturally when presented with some idiot flopping about on a nautical ironing board.

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    Have personally known two people that have been bitten dead by sharks ... a mate of mine was the dive buddy of one of these guys and witnessed a "tank and all" bite on his buddy from a great white ... anyway he asked me to drive the boat on his first dive after that about 5 years later ... I'll never forget the fear in his eyes that day and don't care to imagine how he dealt with that in the years later. Of course being ya typical Aussie he never said much about it.

    Having said that I've just got Wayne Jnr (7 yrs now) started surfing here, there are sharks everywhere and shit if you get taken this way at least you'd been enjoying ya self, hey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61 View Post
    Debate over killer shark rages

    Cool

    A helicopter shark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    The idea of doing a Jaws-style search for a single shark is ridiculous.
    OK if they give the shark a proper trial with good defense lawyer before they pass sentence.

    Most lawyers are of the same species as the shark.
    You know what they call 1,000 lawyers chained to the bottom of the ocean floor, don't ya....??

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    ^ A good start?

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    The shark attacks in Western Australia have become a lot more common in recent times. Fok when I was growing up they where hardly mentioned but now its foking stupid.

    One poor bastard Ken Crew was taken at my local beach in 1 meter of water by a massive fok off White. Google that bastard up.

    Fok that dudes, Don't mind admitting its rattled me enough to give up diving around here.

    Foking coward I know but at least I'm still kicking.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Google that bastard up.
    A SWIMMER was killed yesterday in an attack by a 19ft great white shark as more than 100 people looked on from one of Western Australia's most popular family beaches.
    Attacked: Kenneth Crew had his leg bitten off in waist-deep water

    Kenneth Crew, 49, a father of three, was having his customary early morning dip with a group of friends off Cottesloe Beach, near Perth, when the shark struck in waist-deep water a few yards from the shore. Witnesses to Australia's third fatal shark attack within six weeks described how a huge fin was spotted circling Mr Crew for several minutes while he flailed his arms.

    Mr Crew, a businessman, whose leg was bitten off, was brought ashore and died soon afterwards in the arms of a Catholic priest, his friend Fr Brian Morrison. A second man was also attacked after swimming out and punching the shark's body in an effort to save Mr Crew. Dirk Avery, 52, received deep cuts to his right leg and foot.

    Fr Morrison said: "I was in the cafe, and heard the shout, 'Shark attack'. I looked up and saw a very large fin and a man with flailing arms. I raced to the beach and noticed a huge number of people gathered. Some went out into the water - two in particular tried to push the shark away - while others took hold of Ken and brought him to shore.
    Fair play to them. No need for Chopper's 'Toughen the fuk up' here.

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    The shark attacks in Western Australia have become a lot more common in recent times. Fok when I was growing up they where hardly mentioned but now its foking stupid.
    yup. Definately more attacks now all over Australia. There are great whites in north Queensland now.

    I've heard over fishing is the reason sharks are looking for food in areas they never used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poo and Pee View Post
    The shark attacks in Western Australia have become a lot more common in recent times. Fok when I was growing up they where hardly mentioned but now its foking stupid.
    yup. Definately more attacks now all over Australia. There are great whites in north Queensland now.

    I've heard over fishing is the reason sharks are looking for food in areas they never used to.
    YEa, go where the pickin is good. we take all their grub and we make a lot of noise as well. one guy kops it and everybody is out for revenge.
    just a lil silly.

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    Shark attack beach re-opens
    August 19, 2010

    A school surfing competition has been postponed following a fatal shark attack in Western Australia's southwest but the beach has been reopened to the public.

    The South West Regional School surf title was to be held on Thursday and Friday at Huzza's Break, adjacent to South Point near Gracetown where Nicholas Edwards, 31, was fatally injured by a shark on Tuesday.

    The organisers decided to postpone the event until next week.

    Shire of Augusta-Margaret River president Ray Colyer said the beach was reopened at 12pm (WST) on Thursday.

    Mr Colyer said the beach was "as safe as the beach can be" for swimmers, snorkellers and surfers.

    "At this time of the year, people need to be vigilant, particularly in the deeper reefs where sharks are looking for food like seals," he said.

    Seals were in the area when Mr Edwards, a father of two, was attacked.

    Despite desperate efforts by fellow surfers and ambulance officers to keep him alive, Mr Edwards died after suffering a severe bite to his right leg.

    Police said Mr Edwards, from Busselton about 50km from Gracetown, was trying to get in one last surf before returning to his job as a miner in the WA goldfields.

    Mr Colyer said police and the Department of Fisheries had not reported any shark sightings since the fatal attack.

    Helicopters had flown over the water on Wednesday at 10am (WST) and no sharks were seen, he said.

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    Sharks don't come in the bar so I don't go in the ocean..

    Really most surfers know all the risks and when they enter the water and Mario Vasallo is just trying to protect his own interests, greedy cVnt.

    The silly fooker should go back to Italy and should never be allowed to enter the ocean ever again..

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    2008 : 1464 killed in road crashes

    http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa...pdf/rsr_04.pdf

    April 08, 2008 : SHARK attacks have killed 11 people over the past 50 years in Australia, according to the Shark Research Institute of Australia.

    History of shark attacks in Australia | News.com.au

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    "It is estimated that two percent of the US population, 4.7 million people, are bitten each year.[2] In the 1980s and 1990s the US averaged 17 fatalities per year, while in the 2000s this has increased to 26.[3] 77% of dog bites are from the pet of family or friends, and 50% of attacks occur on the dog owner's property.["3] "

    Dog attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61 View Post
    Mr Colyer said police and the Department of Fisheries had not reported any shark sightings since the fatal attack.

    The shark isn't stupid, it's waiting for the beach to re-open.

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    Sorry its the sharks ocean, and they do not really eat humans,
    I guess we do not taste as good as seals etc

    That does really not help you if they decide to do a "taste test" on you

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