Summit to consider ways to stop shark attack


A spike in shark attacks along the Australian coast this year has many nervous heading into the water this summer.

So a world-first shark summit is being held in Sydney this week as experts discuss new ways to prevent attacks.

But a shark cull has already been ruled out.

Presently a gyrocopter is what Byron Bay Council's relying on to protect people from sharks these school holidays.

But north coast communities are demanding a longer term solution after a series of attacks this year.

There have been 13 so far in New South Wales, compared to just three last year.

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