Shark shield subsidy
$200 REBATE FOR FIRST 1000 BUYERS OF DEVICE
devices bought from retailers registered with the Department of Fisheries.
This includes the FREEDOM7 from Joondalup’s Shark Shield.
“This is a significant step forward for governments in recognising those most at risk – surfers and divers – need individual deterrent protection,” Shark Shield boss Lindsay Lyon said.
“Ensuring proven electrical deterrent devices such as Shark Shield are more readily available to those most at risk will greatly improve ocean sport safety and save lives.”
The scheme is part of the government’s Beach Safety Package, which also includes grants for d469717 councils to install beach emergency numbering signs.
Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said these would “make it much easier for emergency services to attend an incident by having the exact beach location”.
The package also includes beach surveillance drones and ongoing funding for Surf Life Saving WA’s beach and aerial patrols.
Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard said improving sharkspotting services would “reduce the risk swimmers may face”.
“By allocating more funding to tracking sharks, we will not only be able to understand the issue of shark safety but will also be able to offer swimmers greater warning,” he said.
For registered retailers, go to www.sharksmart.com.au.
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