On Monday, a 33-year-old Victorian man died after suffering vicious wounds to his leg and wrist while swimming near a charter yacht in Cid Harbour.
The man was swimming in Cid Harbour when he was attacked about 5.30pm on Monday.
A rescue helicopter with a critical care paramedic on board flew to the scene with the man airlifted to Mackay Hospital where he later died due to significant blood loss.
Authorities killed six sharks in the Cid Harbor area in a week following the September attacks in a bid to reduce their numbers in the popular tourist location.
"It's not a fallacy (sharks attack at dusk), but it's more prevalent with bull sharks ... the majority of bull shark attacks are after five in the evening and before eight in the morning", he said.
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It comes after Whitsundays MP Jason Costigan (LNP) called for drumlines to be immediately and permanently installed in Cid Harbour. "His injuries and the reaction to those injuries was so severe that, unfortunately, he did not survive long after his arrival".
"The man was part of a group of ten people on a 40 foot sailing boat which left Airlie Beach from Amity Point", Qld Police said in a statement. "It's also a case of we don't know what species has been involved, or whether people have been fishing in the area". "A bright spark in the lives of many at Western Health", Dr Eleftheriou said.
Many in the area are now calling on the state government of Queensland to implement baited drum lines and shark nets to prevent further attacks.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the meeting, which will be held on Friday, would enable local industry representatives and officials to sit down directly with experts.
"We are talking about a very vast area and certainly I would hate that the message got out that it was safe to swim in the Whitsundays when we can't guarantee that safety", Ms Jones said.
Prof Colin Simpfendorfer, from James Cook University, said shark attacks were "extremely rare" in the Whitsundays, but no theories had "so far been supported by real substantial information" to understand the spike in shark activity.