Christopher Neff

Oct. 23/11

SYDNEY, Australia - "This year may be remembered as the 'summer of the shark hunt'," stated Christopher Neff, University of Sydney doctoral research student studying the politics of shark attacks.

Neff added, "Shark bites are terrible events and for a third time this year Western Australia has endured another tragedy. But there is no evidence that shark hunts reduce the risk to swimmers," stated Neff.

The Western Australian Government's authorized shark hunt this past weekend represents the fifth reported shark hunt in 2011.

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