Barrier best

What a brilliant idea: we both felt completely relaxed and could totally enjoy our swim inside the enclosure.

There was talk about building an ocean swimming pool at Bathers Beach in Fremantle. One of these shark barriers would be a much better option.

Think of all the extra business it would create if people had a safe beach from which to swim.

Why not take it further; we could erect floodlights at the beach and enjoy safe night swimming (Cottesloe beach has floodlights).

I realise that we cannot protect everyone such as surfers and divers, but Colin Barnett’s crazy idea of “catch and kill” will not guarantee complete safety.

I take my hat off to the City of Cockburn for erecting this barrier, which shows that there is a way to swim safely in the ocean without having to slaughter sharks.