A Review of Shark Control in Hawaii with Recommendations for Future Research

@inproceedings{Wetherbee2008ARO,
  title={A Review of Shark Control in Hawaii with Recommendations for Future Research},
  author={Bradley M. Wetherbee and Christopher G. Lowe and Gerald L. Crow},
  year={2008}
}
In an attempt to allay public fears and to reduce the risk of shark attack, the state government of Hawaii spent over $300,000 on shark control programs between 1959 and 1976. Six control programs of various intensity resulted in the killing of 4,668 sharks at an average cost of $182 per shark. The programs furnished information on diet, reproduction, and distribution of sharks in Hawaii, but research efforts of the programs had a number of shortcomings. Analysis of the biological data gathered… CONTINUE READING
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