Letter: "Serious Concern" About Shark Attack Danger

from County Commissioner Ron Beaty

Letter to the Editor:

Speaking only as one individual Barnstable County Commissioner, I want to express my serious concern about an issue that is not being appropriately addressed by Cape Cod communities or the State or the Feds.

 On Cape Cod this summer, if a  person is devoured or maimed by a Great White Shark at a public beach, then it will cause an immediate and steady downward spiral of the tourism economy, thus killing our communities as well.  

 Public safety plans & contingencies must be established, or else saying “I told you so” will be the only satisfaction occurring as a result of such a tragic event, aside from satisfaction felt by a man-eating shark swimming the ocean with a belly full of human flesh...

 Thank you.

 Ron Beaty

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