Hunt down sharks to protect surfers? The dilemma facing France’s Reunion Island

It is a sobering statistic: eleven deaths at sea in ten years. Along the coastline of France’s Reunion Island, surfers, but also swimmers, are regularly attacked and sometimes killed by sharks. For the island paradise, it’s a problem that’s causing major concern for the surfing community and the tourism sector. Our reporters Clovis Casali and Julien Sauvaget went to the French overseas department in the Indian Ocean to find out what’s being done to shake off its “Shark Island” image.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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