Shark attacks may be thing of the past

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VietNam News English - 32 month(s) ago 10 readings

Southern central Binh Dinh Province's authorities will experimentally install a system of fishing equipment to prevent sharks from entering Quy Nhon Beach over the next three days.

QUY NHON — Southern central Binh Dinh Province's authorities will experimentally install a system of fishing equipment to prevent sharks from entering Quy Nhon Beach over the next three days.

According to the provincial Department of Aquatic Products' Exploitation and Protection, the system includes 200-metre special nets which will be set up alternately near areas from the Nin Tho Strait to Trung Beach to prevent sharks from attacking swimmers.

The first shark attack was recorded in 2009 while, as of May 2010, three sharks attacked and injured six people. Local authorities and fishermen have caught six sharks so far, one of which weighed half a tonne. — VNS

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