Réunion island shark hunt back on after second attack

Reuters is reporting that professional fishermen to kill up to 20 sharks off of the French territory of Réunion island after a surfer was mauled by a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) yesterday. Locals demonstrated outside of the central police station calling for a shark cull. According to the report, the purpose of the hunt will be to understand why the attacks are happening.

A shark hunt was ordered last week after a surfer was killed as the result of a shark attack. However, St Leu mayor, Thierry Robert MP, revoked the order due to the fact that it potentially violated French conservation laws.

For more on the story, check out the article at Reuters.

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