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An inforgraphic explaining how SMART drumlines work

SMART drumlines are being trialled as a support to existing shark mitigation activities, including the personal shark deterrent device subsidy, helicopter patrols and the Shark Monitoring Network.

Thursday 13 September 2018

Community to have their say on SMART drumline trial

​Western Australian communities are being invited to go online and have their say about the non-lethal SMART drumline trial in Gracetown and extension of the Shark Monitoring Network in the Capes region.

The online consultation opens today until 10 October 2018

We have investigated feasible sites in the Gracetown area for the deployment of non-lethal SMART drumlines and have developed two potential options for the non-lethal trial.

One option includes 12 SMART drumlines focussed on surf breaks around a 9km stretch of coast in the Gracetown area. The second option includes 10 SMART drumlines to be deployed evenly, about 500m from shore, along a 11.5km stretch of coast.

The community will also have its say on the locations for new satellite-link receivers in the Capes region, as part of the extended Shark Monitoring Network.

These receivers will detect tagged sharks in the vicinity of a satellite-linked receiver and provide real-time information to ocean users and authorities. This information will be uploaded to the SharkSmart activity map and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.


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