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Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Notification System – Leighton Beach

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Notification System – Leighton Beach

02 December 2015

UPDATE on 4 December, 2015:
Services have been restored to the Leighton Beach Shark Monitoring Network receiver. The network is now fully operational.

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system.

Situation:

  • The Leighton Beach VR4G Shark Monitoring Network receiver is currently offline
  • Department of Fisheries is currently working on identifying the problem
  • Only the one receiver is currently offline and for an unspecified period of time

What to do:

  • Adhere to any beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed
  • If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.

What authorities are doing:
The relevant authorities that receive Shark Notification System alerts to assist them in responses have been notified of the outage; including the Surf Life Saving WA, WA Police and relevant local government rangers.

The Department of Fisheries will be working to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible.

Extra information:
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

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