The idea was to “protect” the beachgoers from sharks, but it turns out that this version of shark control is horrible. They set up nets and baited drum lines to catch the sharks who are then shot to death. But the bait catches all kinds of animals, including endangered animals.
Additionally, environmental groups have explained that this tactic defeats the purpose of the whole conservation of this area. The government continues to say the killing is to protect beachgoers, but there is no evidence that this decreases attacks.