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News and Alerts

05 December 2014

Additional cautions urged for water users in Warnbro Sound

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries is advising water users in Warnbro Sound to exercise additional caution, following a series of tagged white shark detections at the Warnbro Sound Shark Monitoring Network receiver and a reported sighting at Safety Bay Beach of a white shark 100m offshore in the last week and a half. 

29 November 2014

Beaches closed after shark bite reported at Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users that beaches either side of the groyne at Pyramids Beach, Mandurah has been closed by the City of Mandurah following a shark bite reported to have occurred this morning.

24 November 2014

Caution required over whale carcass at an Esperance beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users at Esperance to continue to exercise extra caution, following the sighting of sharks in the location of a whale carcass that washed ashore at Castletown Quays.

10 November 2014

Authorities attempting to tow whale carcass off Perth

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries has confirmed that a dead whale is floating off the Perth metropolitan coast today and authorities have attached a line to tow the carcass out to sea. 

10 November 2014

Caution reminder over rotting whale carcass at Peaceful Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

​The Department of Fisheries is advising water users in the Peaceful Bay area to continue to exercise extra caution, following the recent discovery of a whale carcass within the bay, which is approximately half way between Denmark and Walpole. 

06 November 2014

Additional caution urged over whale carcass near Bunbury

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Leschenault Inlet cut and Buffalo Beach to exercise additional caution after a report of a shark sighting in the vicinity of a whale carcass, which washed ashore near Bunbury’s Belvidere Beach earlier in the week. 

11 October 2014

Dunsborough – additional caution

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers are urging water users to exercise additional caution in the area between Bunker Bay and Quindalup after an interaction with a shark was reported late this afternoon at Castle Rock near Dunsborough.

03 October 2014

Beaches remain closed after shark incident near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Beaches will remain closed in the area near Wylie Bay, east of Esperance, after a shark incident yesterday in which a man was seriously injured.

02 October 2014

Esperance beaches closed after shark incident

Current Alerts and Warnings

Beaches have been closed at Wylie Bay at Kelpids Beach, near Esperance, after a shark incident this morning which resulted in a man being seriously injured.

02 October 2014

White shark caught after Esperance incident today

Current Alerts and Warnings

A white shark has been caught in the vicinity of Wylie Bay, at Kelpids Beach, about six kilometres from Esperance, following a serious shark incident in the area this morning.