Fisheries to reset shark capture gear off Mindarie, beaches closedCurrent Alerts and Warnings
Fisheries and Marine Officers will reset shark capture gear this morning near the site of a fatal shark incident that occurred one kilometre offshore from Mindarie marina late Sunday morning.
Given the unprecedented circumstances of two fatal shark bite incidents off Perth Metropolitan Coastal Waters in the last week, the Department of Fisheries has taken a cautious approach to the safety of water users in this instance.
While weather conditions meant it was unsafe to set capture gear, and continue the fishing operation on Tuesday, the department has reassessed the situation with the changed conditions on the water and will re-deploy gear from late this morning.
- An order has been issued by the Director General of the Department of Fisheries to deploy capture gear in the vicinity of Sunday’s fatal shark bite incident, to fish for the shark.
- Given the nature of the injuries and the location of the incident, it is likely that a large white shark, greater than 3m in size is responsible.
- Beaches were closed by the City of Wanneroo after the incident, and beaches remain closed.