Massachusetts politician proposes catch-and-kill plan following shark attacks

Great White Shark

(WTNH) — A plan in Massachusetts to get rid of some sharks is causing some controversy.

There is a plan on the table to bait sharks near Cape Cod beaches and kill them.

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There have been a number of recent shark scares on the cape.

In May, a surfer was surrounded by dozens of Great Whites.

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Earlier in the week, one shark attacked a seal and another one swam right up to a paddle boarder, biting his board.

The idea of bating the sharks is getting a lot of backlash as some critics say killing a few sharks won’t do anything to increase beach safety.

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