Shark drum lines were regarded by the State Gov-ernment as an important public safety program and legal proceedings would not be allowed to interfere with the policy, the Supreme Court was told yesterday.
Tony Abbott says he fully backs Colin Barnett's shark cull and would love to surf if he can find time during the WA Senate election campaign.
Big sharks caught on drum lines have been powerful enough to straighten hooks.
A laid-back, king of the pack cleared one of WA's major tourism hotspots at the weekend. The "dominant" male crocodile, which experts say was nearly 4m long, shut down Broome's Cable Beach on Saturday as it surfed and lurked in knee-deep water.
Baited hooks removed off Cottesloe for Rottnest swim replaced as photos emerged of big tiger shark caught on SW drum line.
WA's environmental agency has received a record number of public comments about the State's catch-and-kill shark policy.
A critically endangered grey nurse shark has been rescued in waters near Maroubra, in southern Sydney.
Claims that Fisheries Department officers caught a baby dolphin and wrapped it under a tarpaulin as part of a cover-up have been slapped down by the State Government.
Premier gives strong indication Govt could abandon drum-lines off Perth but retain them in South West.
Surf Life Saving WA says restrictions on use of electronic shields makes them problematic.
A government department and a private contractor conducting WA's shark kill may have to pull up drum lines prematurely if the Environmental Protection Authority scrutinises the cull policy.
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