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Brazil fishermen paid to catch sharks after deadly attacks

8 February 2013 Last updated at 02:39 GMT

After a spate of deadly shark attacks off the coast of Recife in north-eastern Brazil, locals are paying fishermen to catch and kill sharks.

It is thought environmental changes, such as the construction of a port near the city, have affected the sharks' hunting habits.

The authorities have announced plans to install shark nets in October, but people say they want to feel safe in the water immediately.

Beth McLeod reports.