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The selective killing of sharks on Australia's west coast will not have a significant impact on overall shark numbers or the environment, officials in Perth said Wednesday. 

They rejected a bid from conservation groups to have the programme suspended.

Over 100 sharks larger than 3 metres have been caught and killed since a cull was announced in January in the wake of seven fatal attacks in three years.

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