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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Tuesday 5 January 2016

Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

Fisheries is investigating reports of a shark strapped to the front of a 4WD vehicle in Safety Bay.

A member of the public made a report to the Department on the afternoon of January 4

Metropolitan  Regional Manager Tony Cappelluti  said the Department was also made aware of video footage that had been posted on social media. 

“Fisheries officers have subsequently identified from images that the shark is a tiger shark and are attempting to identify the person/s involved so that further enquiries can be made," Mr Cappelluti said.

“All whaler sharks (including tiger sharks) with an inter-dorsal fin length of 700mm or greater are recreationally protected, when taken from the South Coast and West Coast bioregions.

“Penalties for an individual committing a first offence include a fine of up to $5,000 and an additional penalty of up to 10 times the value of the fish taken.”

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