Did Fremantle council go through the same objections when it built the shark-proof pool at South Beach in the 1930s? My guess is no, the council just built it.
Sharkey Nelson, the famous fisherman who caught sharks off Rottnest in days gone by, would turn in his grave if he knew what was going on today.
How many fishermen do you think had set lines and nets along our coast to catch sharks, to sell to fish and chip shops, restaurants and then serve it up as snapper?
There were many shark fishermen; it was legal then so what has changed?
We have gone backwards listening to a minority group. The shark lovers are destroying our scuba diving, surfing and tourist industries.
Listen to the oldies, use common sense, get on with it and go back to the days when there were few or no shark attacks.
FRANK GRANGER, Applecross