skip to content
Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
A VR4 buoy loaded into the water of Gracetown

​The extension of the Shark Monitoring Network will see three additional satellite-linked buoys deployed off Gracetown

Saturday 8 December 2018

South West beaches get new shark receivers in time for summer

Our Fisheries team has commenced the installation of two receivers at Cowaramup Bay and one at Lefthanders, a popular surfing spot south of Gracetown.

These acoustic receivers are satellite-linked and will detect any tagged sharks that come within 400 to 500 metres of them.

Locations for the receivers were chosen following an online survey across South West communities.

These latest installations bring the number of satellite-linked receivers in Western Australia’s shark monitoring network to 30, with others located throughout the Perth metropolitan area, Bunbury, Busselton, Meelup, Yallingup, Albany and Esperance.

The shark monitoring network is part of a broader shark mitigation strategy that plays an important role for beachgoers by providing near real-time alerts of detected sharks. These alerts are posted to the SharkSmart.com.au activity map and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.

More.

Last modified: 8/12/2018 12:09 PM

wa.gov.au

© All contents copyright Government of Western Australia. All rights reserved. ABN: 18 951 343 745

Copyright

© This work is copyright. You may display, print or reproduce this material only in an unaltered format for your personal or non-commercial use, or for use within your organisation. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.

Disclaimer

The information and advice provided by the Department of Fisheries website is made in good faith and is from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of release onto the website. Changes in circumstances after a document is placed on the website may affect the accuracy of the information. Full disclaimer details are available at www.fish.wa.gov.au.