Be shark-smart

THE installation of two satellite shark trackers in WA’s south-west are a timely reminder to be shark-smart this summer.

The receivers detect tagged sharks that come within 500m of the beach and update their location in real-time at and on Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.

Under the McGowan government’s shark mitigation strategy, 30 of the receivers have been installed across the state.

Fisheries minister Dave Kelly said the receivers were located at popular surfing spots.

“We are asking every Western Australian to use their sea sense,” he said. “This includes checking before heading to the beach.

“It is still important that water users remain vigilant and to alert other people in the area to any shark sightings they make.

“All shark sightings should be reported to the Water Police on 9422 8600.”

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