Forum on shark attacks held in Wellfleet

– Dozens of people spoke passionately Thursday night at a forum in Wellfleet aimed at addressing safety issues revolving around great white sharks in local waters.

A Revere man, Arthur Medici, was killed earlier this month after he was bitten by a shark off Newcomb Hollow Beach.

Another man from New York was bitten in truro in August and survived.

Speaker after speaker at the forum called for action to be taken to reduce the seal population, which is thought to have led to the massive increase in sharks in local waters.

One woman from Brewster said the sharks started eating the fish and now they’re eating our children.

Many also called for new technology to be used as a way to keep people safe. Some of the ideas included drones to watch the beaches and sonar devices to deter the sharks.

Marine experts on the panel said killing the seals wasn’t really an option because they are protected by federal law.

Wellfleet town officials promised to increase the communication on their beaches before next summer, and also noted that it was an issued that needed to dealt with across Cape Cod.
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