Skip to comments.Reunion Island bans surfing, plans massive shark kill
Posted on 07/30/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT by DFG
Reunion Island is known for its world-class waves, pristine swimming beaches and, in recent years, shark attacks that are tarnishing the image of this idyllic Indian Ocean paradise.
Now, in the aftermath of a fatal attack on a 15-year-old girl earlier this month (the second deadly attack in three months and fifth since 2011), the French-controlled island has embarked on an extreme plan in the hope of ending the bloodshedor at least making locals and visitors feel safer.
Surfer magazine reported Monday that the government has banned swimming and surfing in all but the islands shallow lagoon through October 1. Anyone violating the ban will be fined $50.
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I’ve seen this movie.... it doesn’t end well.
Shark Week starts August 4th.
The Tet offensive, the Yom Kippur War, now this.
They’re gonna need a bigger boat.
Have they ever considered offering a bounty on sharks?
Basically they are charging people 50 bucks to surf some of the best waves in the world at their own risk.
Who wants to go to a French-controlled island? ;-)
The French side of Saint Maarten has its advantages.
after what happened to that teenager (bitten in half 15 feet from shore) who in their right mind would want to go in the water?
I went there once on a cruise, maybe it was just a bad day, but the place stunk to high heaven.
Has anyboy ever tried the combination of chum and depth bombs set to blow at about 15’? I mean, you’d think we might have a lot of that kind of **** left over from WW-II....
It’s a bad week, to be a shark. At least Snuffy is happy ...
yeah....until the sharks head for the nearest tornado to seek their revenge...
Wouldn't the point be to make folks feels safer in the water? Who felt unsafe out of the water in the first place? The sharks are in the water, not on the beach, and everyone knows that already. This plan doesn't change that. Just let the stupid ones sacrifice themselves. Who cares.
Sounds like a place in need of a cull. We’re the apex predator here on this planet. Sell the fins for soup.