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More bait lines set in South West
The first shark caught and killed under the drum line policy. Picture: Sharon Smith/The West Australian

The fisherman contracted to catch and kill sharks under the State Government's drum line policy has set more baited hooks in the South West.

And the contractor today told 6PR that he had used a shark caught on the drum lines as bait.

The fisherman, who wants to remain anonymous, said he had received very little problems from people opposed to the State Government's policy.

He said today he was setting lines at Moses Rock and near Gracetown.

Other lines were set yesterday.

The lines are set 1km off the coast in the South West and along popular metropolitan beaches. Under the policy, tiger, great white and bull sharks caught in the traps that are greater than 3m are killed.

The fisherman said earlier this morning that so far today no sharks had been caught on the lines.

But more than 30 sharks are thought to have been caught on the drum lines.

Some have been mauled by larger prey, prompting the Greens to call for an end to the controversial shark kill policy.

The fisherman told 6PR that most of the sharks caught in the South West drum lines were tiger sharks.

A mako shark caught on the lines had been badly mauled and had been cut up and used as bait, he said

He said he thought he was providing "good coverage" for the South West beaches.

"At Gracetown and Yallingup it feels like you are putting a defence in. It feels like you can make a difference through providing coverage in areas like Gracetown and yallingup," he said.

He said people had to understand that fishing boats were a "floating abattoir".

"Every time a fishing boat sales something had to die.

"This is what we do," he said.