DLNR would rather thin ranks of people than sharks

State Department of Land and Natural Resources Chairman William J. Aila Jr.’s quote that “‘There’s a constant call for us to cull sharks, but the likelihood of catching the shark that made that bite’ is very small,” (The Maui News, Dec. 3) reveals he is unclear on the concept.

The call for culling isn’t motivated by vengeance – it’s based on the simple equation that fewer sharks mean fewer shark attacks.

DNLR is obviously more interested in thinning the ranks of people than sharks in the ocean. The bureaucratic fiefdom issues its own regulations, has its own police force and seems to answer to no elected official.

The deaths have garnered national attention and are keeping locals, as well as visitors, out of the water.

Where are our elected officials? Probably not in the water.

Bob Sine