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French island approves shark harvest

Updated: August 11, 2012, 5:44 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

Recent back-to-back shark attacks off the coast of Reunion Island have surfers spooked and authorities ready to kill and study resident man-eaters in an effort to better understand the region's bull and tiger sharks.

Earlier this week, officials in France, which governs the Indian Ocean island, announced that local fisherman will be hired to harvest some 20 sharks but refused to launch a full-blown regulated cull of the growing populations of sharks throughout Reunion's numerous ...

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