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Diver sitting on the edge of a boat with shark shioeld devices dipping below the water

Shark deterrent devices are proving popular with divers and surfers.

Monday 27 November 2017

Shark deterrent subsidies to double

​Western Australians have embraced the world-first trial shark deterrent subsidy with more than 977 rebates claimed within six months.

The trial subsidy which began in May was originally for 1,000 independently verified devices, but the popularity of the program has seen the funding doubled to allow for an additional 1000 rebates.

This means people can continue to access the $200 rebates available through retail outlets, who sell the approved shark deterrent device.

The subsidies form part of a multi-faceted approach to help protect the community from potential shark hazards

Details on how the scheme works are available via the SharkSmart website.

Please report any shark sightings to Water Police on 9442 8600 to ensure that SharkSmart and the Surf Life Saving WA can alert the community.

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