Mayor Alan Arakawa talks about recent shark attacksUPDATED 6:37 PM HST Aug 28, 2013Video Transcript
Maui's Mayor says he sends his condolences to the family of Jana Lutteropp. Lutteropp died last week after a shark attacked her off Maui's south shore. KITV 4's Cam Tran has more on what the mayor says has lead to the latest shark attacks around the Valley Isle. It's all new at six. Jana Lutteropp's death off Maui was the first deadly shark attack in nearly ten years. The shark severed the 20 year's olds arm as she was snorkeling just 50 yards of Palauea Beach near Makena. 6:30 WE ARE VERY SORRY THIS WOMAN DIED VERY YOUNG AT 20 YEARS OLD ITS REALLY A TRAGIC EVENT, The MOST tragic in string of shark attacks... According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, there have been 8 unprovoked incidents across the state, 4 of them have been on Maui. That's why the state will be launching a study of sharks with shark expert Carl Meyer around the valley isle. 14:36-14:51 aila IF CARLS STUDIES SHOW THERE'S ISSUES AND RESIDENCY IN SOME AREAS WE WOULD APPLY SOME MANAGENT TOOLS THEN TO EDUCATE MAYBE KEEP IT OFF LIMITS OR SOME SORT OF SEPARATION OF PEOPLE AND SHARKS THAT RESIDE THERE Maui Arakawa has his own theory on why sharks are lingering closer to the beaches around the valley isle. IN:1:01 A LOT OF THE AREAS HAVE BEEN OVER-FISHED SO THE SHARKS ARE HUNGRIER AND THEY ARE MORE CURIOUS THEY ARE CHECKING OUT THINGS THEY NORMALLY WOULDN'T CHECK OUT The mayor says with more people in the water, these incidents are bound to happen and is surprised there isn't more of them. As for a solution? The mayor doesn't believe shark hunting will solve the problem. 5:27 I PERSONALLY DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF HUNTING SHARKS BECAUSE WE'LL END UP OVERHUNTING, AND SHARKS SERVE A DEFINITE PURPOSE IN THE ENVIRONMENT Cam Tran, KITV 4 News.