Australia will take into account all proposals to cease shark assaults following the dying of a teenage woman, the federal government has mentioned.
Laeticia Brouwer, 17, was fatally attacked by a shark on Monday whereas browsing in Western Australia (WA).
It was the third lethal assault in the state inside 12 months.
Atmosphere Minister Josh Frydenberg mentioned Australia would take into consideration culling sharks or introducing different measures, resembling drum line traps.
“In mild of the latest shark assault the Commonwealth would welcome any proposal to place human life first,” he mentioned Mr Frydenberg.
“This might embody the most recent drum line expertise, shark exclusion nets, culling or different measures which WA sees match.”
A drum line is a entice consisting of enormous baited hook connected to a floating object, which is anchored to the ocean flooring.
Nevertheless, the state authorities mentioned it will not deploy drum traces following Ms Brouwer’s dying.
“They do not truly make our seashores any safer,” WA Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly mentioned.
The fisheries division mentioned it believed Ms Brouwer was attacked by an ideal white shark after analyzing photographs of her broken surfboard.
In 2014, the state trialled a shark cull on seven seashores utilizing baited traps, nevertheless it proved controversial and was halted by an environmental regulator. Greater than 170 sharks have been caught however none of them have been nice whites.
New shark nets have just lately been put in at some seashores within the state.
‘Ardour’ for ocean
Ms Brouwer’s uncle Steve Evans mentioned kinfolk have been “terribly heartbroken” by her dying within the city of Esperance.
“We take consolation in the truth that Laeticia died doing one thing that she beloved,” he mentioned.
“The ocean was her and her household’s ardour. Browsing was one thing that she treasured doing along with her dad and her sisters.
“Laeticia can be vastly missed by her household, mates and everybody who knew her.”
The seaside will stay closed till additional discover.