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New multi-faceted shark mitigation strategy includes rebates for shark deterrent devices.
Friday 26 May 2017

Shark deterrent subsidy kicks off

The State Government’s recently announced rebate scheme for independently-verified shark deterrent devices starts today.

There are 1,000 rebates available for the purchase of the approved Shark Shield Freedom 7, reducing the personal cost of deterrent technology to help protect water users most at risk.

A $200 rebate will be applied at the point of sale. More information about how the scheme works is available via the Sharksmart website, including a list of registered retailers.

The rebate scheme is part of a new multi-faceted shark mitigation strategy that will place satellite-linked receivers off Esperance to detect tagged sharks, provide funding for a beach enclosure in Mandurah, give grants to local councils for Beach Emergency Numbering signs, and support Surf Life Saving WA to continue aerial and beach patrols and the use of drones to assist its monitoring efforts.

More details.​ ​​​​



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