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Shark ADVICE for Prawn Rock Channel near Denmark

Shark ADVICE for Prawn Rock Channel near Denmark

10 February 2021

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark sighting at Prawn Rock channel approximately 500 metres northwest of Denmark Surf Lifesaving Club in the town of Denmark.

Situation:

  • Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) confirmed the shark sighting at 5pm on the 9th February 2021.
  • DPIRD Fisheries officers advise up to three whaler sharks have been observed in the Prawn Rock channel. 
  • A deceased shark has also been reported in the area. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Prawn Rock channel area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers.
  • 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 with the Shire of Denmark to remove the carcass from the area.

To reduce the threat to people, the Shire of Denmark have closed the beach at Prawn Rock channel.

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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