Shark re­bates snapped up

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

THERE are less than 500 shark de­ter­rent de­vice re­bates avail­able in the State Gov­ern­ment’s world-first pro­gram to help pro­tect surfers and divers.

The per­sonal shark de­ter­rent pro­gram, started in May 2017, has en­abled more than 3000 West Aus­tralians to ac­cess a $200 re­bate on sci­en­tif­i­cally-proven de­vices through reg­is­tered re­tail out­lets.

Of these 3000 de­vices, surfers have bought 400 and divers have snapped up the rest.

At the start of the pro­gram, only the FREEDOM7, avail­able from the Joon­dalup-based Shark Shield, qual­i­fied for the sub­sidy.

A year later, the

FREE­DOM+ Surf was added to the pro­gram after univer­sity test­ing showed it sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced the risk of an en­counter with a shark.

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