Lift-off for shark surveillance drone trialMedia Release
- $88,000 Liberal National Government investment in SLSWA trial of drone surveillance technology
- Trial to be conducted at metropolitan and regional locations this summer
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• Sorrento Beach in the north and Middleton Beach in Albany to get funding for new swimming enclosures
• In addition to enclosures already funded for Dunsborough and Busselton
• Brings the total number of State Government-funded enclosures in WA to four
Following a significant reduction in the rate of detections of the high hazard shark within Warnbro Sound, Department of Fisheries Acting Director General, Dr Rick Fletcher has rescinded the catch order.
This week’s footage of a white shark bumping a recreational fishing vessel off the Perth Metropolitan coast, which was widely covered by the media, was not reported to authorities and the Department of Fisheries is reminding people to report shark sightings to Water Police.
Aerial patrols of South-West beaches by Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) will start eight weeks earlier than planned, Premier Colin Barnett announced today.
A comprehensive review of the Western Australian Government’s drum line program has found it had significantly less environmental impact than other shark control programs around the world.