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Shark ADVICE for Nanarup Beach in the City of Albany

Shark ADVICE for Nanarup Beach in the City of Albany

27 April 2021

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark sighting at Nanarup Beach, east of Albany.

Situation:

  • Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have confirmed a public report of multiple sharks sighted along Nanarup Beach, east of Albany.
  • DPIRD advises large salmon schools and multiple sharks have been observed via drone.
  • The presence of sharks and schooling salmon in the area could increase risk to beachgoers.
  • The initial report was made by a member of the public to Water Police at 11:26am. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Nanarup Beach area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
  • If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

What authorities are doing: 

DPIRD Fisheries officers are working closely with land managers to monitor shark activity in the area.

Extra information: 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.

 

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