Drum lines will not be deployed off West Australian beaches this summer.

Premier Colin Barnett said the government did not plan to appeal the Environmental Protection Authority's decision rejecting the state government's shark kill zones proposal.

 

He said while the State Government would not be appealing the EPA decision, the application for drum lines was still before Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

 

"We are accepting the EPA decision here so we are not going to appeal it. That means it will not be possible to have drum lines over this summer. If we were to do so there would clearly be court challenges and you would never get there,” the Premier said.

 

 

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