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Independently verified shark deterrent devices form part of a range of technology-focused shark hazard mitigation strategies.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Shark deterrents prove popular with community

With more than 800 rebates already accessed, Western Australians are again being urged to take advantage of the trial subsidy scheme for independently verified shark deterrent technology.

The trial subsidy of 1,000 independently verified devices is part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies that focus on science and new technologies to help protect water users.

The $200 rebates are available through retail outlets, which sell the approved shark deterrent device.

Details on how the scheme works is available via the Sharksmart website, along with information about alerts, tagged shark detections, reported shark sightings, and safety tips, as families plan school holiday activities.

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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