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Tagged shark monitors being deployed along the coast
New tagged shark monitors to be deployed in Esperance
Tuesday 20 June 2017

Locations confirmed for Esperance shark detectors

Following a period of public consultation, Kelps Bed and West Beach in Esperance have been selected as the locations for two new satellite-linked tagged shark detectors.

The receivers enable authorities to detect tagged sharks in the area and, in real-time, upload information regarding them to the SharkSmart activity map and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.

Fisheries staff are on their way to Esperance with the receivers and equipment to deploy the detectors, if weather permits, by the end of the month. 

The tagged shark detectors form part of the WA Government's comprehensive shark mitigation strategy, which included a pledge to extend Western Australia's shark monitoring network to Esperance.

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