According to multiple internet reports, France has decided to kill 20 tiger and bull sharks off Reunion Island in an effort to figure out why a toxin in the sharks skin gives humans severe food poisoning when consumed. Locals believe the number of sharks has exploded in recent years because fishermen haven’t been targeting shark and the attacks on humans are a result. This all comes after two Reunion Island surfers getting attacked in the last few weeks, one dying, and another man losing a foot and hand.
As reported on tvnz.co.nz: France is set to hire professional fishermen to kill some 20 sharks off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion this week in an effort to understand the reasons for a series of attacks in the surfing hotspot. Two surfers have been attacked by sharks within a week.