CALLS to cull great white sharks have been challenged with the release of long-anticipated data last week.
The population numbers found in the study rebut the anecdotal evidence of great white abundance, which prompted some bodies to call for delisting of the threatened species.
The CSIRO study has estimated adult white shark numbers are set at 750 in eastern Australasia and 1460 in western Australasia and are not concentrated on the coastline.
“The estimated great white shark numbers do not give any ground to change the threatened species classification for the species,” Humane Society International Australian campaigns head Nicola Beynon said.
“It is protected