Shark attacks are on the rise in Australia?and some people think the country’s attempts to protect sharks are to blame.
It might also be because more people are going swimming. In Time Magazine, Rory Callinan quotes researcher Rory McAuley as saying, “?People are getting into the water over a greater area of the shark’s range. It’s probably likely to expect to see an increase in shark sightings and attacks.”
But some fisherman say the government’s new policy of making them throw man-eaters back into the water are to blame. Callinan quotes fisherman Vic Hislop as saying, “Sharks do hang around after the attack, and the government has a duty of care to deal with it…[sharks] learn to kill humans. They learn to go in hard and fast.”