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News and Alerts

27 November 2013

Extra precautionary measures in place in the South West

Media Release

Police will be supported by the Department of Fisheries and other local agencies today and for the rest of the week, to provide increased precautionary safety measures around South West beaches. 

22 November 2013

Helicopter beach patrols back in the air

Media Release

Beach safety along Western Australia’s popular South-West coast will be boosted this weekend when the Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) helicopter takes to the sky for the first of its daily patrol flights over this summer.

02 November 2013

Caution alert for water users Floreat to Mindarie

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a series of tagged white shark detections were recorded along the Perth coast early this morning and late yesterday afternoon, the Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Floreat and Mindarie to exercise additional caution. 

13 October 2013

Milestone for WA's shark alert system

Media Release

Western Australia’s Shark Monitoring Network is now using new technology to provide alerts on 326 tagged sharks - including a four metre white shark recently tagged by Department of Fisheries research scientists.