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​Enclosures are one of a range of shark hazard mitigation measures, which include research, public education, shark tagging and aerial patrols.

Tuesday 31 January 2017

New beach enclosure opens at Quinns Beach

​Quinns Beach is the latest coastal area to have a beach enclosure for shark mitigation.

This is the fifth government-funded beach enclosure now available to beach-goers along the Western Australian coastline, as part of the shark hazard mitigation strategy. The Quinns Beach enclosure is 300 metres in length along the beach and about 85 metres out from the shore. It will be in place all-year-round for a minimum of five years.

Beach enclosures are an important component of the shark hazard mitigation strategy and popular with swimmers and families. More than $33 million has been invested on mitigation measures.

The investment also includes $88,000 to enable Surf Life Saving WA to conduct a three-month trial of drone surveillance at a number of beaches and up to $500,000 to trial the Clever Buoy sonar shark detection system at City Beach.

Other beach enclosures are at Old Dunsborough, Busselton foreshore, Middleton Beach in Albany and Sorrento Beach. There is also an enclosure at Coogee Beach which was funded by the City of Cockburn.

For more information, visit the Sharksmart website. Any new shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600.

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