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Fisheries officers seek to capture shark at Warnbro

Fisheries officers seek to capture shark at Warnbro

20 December 2014

The Department of Fisheries has again deployed capture gear to take a white shark that has been assessed as posing a serious threat to public safety after an increase in the number of day-time detections on consecutive days during the lead up to Christmas.

Department of Fisheries Acting Director General Dr Rick Fletcher said the shark has been detected again this morning close to beaches at Warnbro and capture gear will therefore be set this morning.

Warnbro Beach will be closed again today.  Advice is that water users should: 

•Adhere to any beach closures by City of Rockingham or Surf Life Saving WA. 

•Take additional caution in the Warnbro Sound area.

•Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Surf Life Saving Twitter – www.twitter.com/SLSWA or the SharkSmart activity map www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity 

•Report any shark sightings to Water Police on 9442 8600.

 

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