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 t
he Department was also made aware of video footage that had been posted on social media.
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
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