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News and Alerts

02 October 2014

Shark incident near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is currently investigating a shark incident at Wylie Bay, near Esperance this morning.

02 October 2014

Second white shark caught after Esperance incident today

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers have caught a second large white shark, about three metres in length, in the Wylie Bay area, east of Esperance.

26 September 2014

Keep alert in the marine environment over school holidays

Current Alerts and Warnings

With a long weekend and school holidays commencing people out on the water are reminded to stay alert and safe in the marine environment, and keep a check on the shark sighting and detection reports available through the Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) Twitter service.

27 August 2014

Check Twitter reminder - shark sightings off Perth beaches

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a white shark sighting off Perth beaches today, the Department of Fisheries is reminding water users to check for the latest shark sighting information before using the water. 

08 August 2014

Extra caution urged - whale carcass found near Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Cape Knob and Point Henry including Dillon Bay and Dillon Beach, near the South Coast town of Bremer Bay, to exercise additional caution after the discovery of a whale carcass on Dillon beach. 

05 August 2014

Additional caution urged over whale carcass near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users in the vicinity of  Limestone Head, in Albany’s King George Sound,  to exercise additional caution, following the discovery of a small (three metre) juvenile whale carcass.

29 July 2014

Additional caution urged over whale carcass at Port Kennedy

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Point Peron and Golden Bay to exercise additional caution, following the discovery of a whale carcass at Port Kennedy this morning.

26 May 2014

Additional caution urged Scarborough to Ocean Reef

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries is advising water users, between Ocean Reef and Scarborough, to exercise additional caution after part of a whale carcass washed ashore near Sorrento today. 

09 May 2014

Additional caution urged between Alkimos and Ocean Reef

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries is advising water users, between Alkimos and Ocean Reef, to exercise additional caution following the report of a whale carcass in the surf zone at Alkimos. 

05 May 2014

Fisheries advise caution along Perth's northern coastline

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a series of shark sightings along the Perth coast today, the Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Ocean Reef and Port Beach to exercise additional caution.