Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017

Proposal description: 

The proposal involves the setting of up to 72 baited drum lines off metropolitan and south west coastal regions of Western Australia for a period of three years, beginning on 15 November 2014 and ending on 30 April 2017, after which the program will be subject to review.

Drum lines will be set at approximately 1km offshore of popular beaches and surfing spots within two Marine Monitored Areas (MMAs) – the Metropolitan MMA (Ocean Reef to Port Beach) and the South West MMA (Quindalup to Prevelly). The proposed action also includes a provision for responding to identified shark threats and incidents at any time within Western Australian waters.

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Last updated: 
December 13, 2016
Current Status: 
Minister determined that the proposal should not be implemented
EPA Report and Recommendations released - appeals closed
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