Huge four-metre shark spotted in Perth placed on 'kill list'

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A large great white shark that has been spotted close to a number of Perth beaches has been placed on WA's controversial 'kill list'.

Western Australia has a controversial new shark cull policy that means a large shark of over three metres swimming within one kilometre of the shoreline can be caught and killed.

These big sharks, which could include bull, tiger or great whites, are being caught on baited drumlines and are then shot dead, before being dumped further out at sea.

According to the Guardian, a fisheries spokesman said extra drumlines had been set up and the great white shark in question would be killed if caught.

The shark was first seen 200 metres off Trigg beach, before moving 400 metres off Scarborough beach, prompting officials to close both.

The news comes just a few days after a woman was attacked and killed by a shark after an early-morning swim at a popular beach spot in Australia.

Christine Armstrong, 63, was swimming between the wharf and the beach in Tathra village, New South Wales, when she was attacked by a shark, which her husband said looked to be three to four metres long.

She had been swimming with a group of people, as she did every morning, but had turned back from the group and had been on her own when she was attacked.

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