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Public Environmental Review - WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategy

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The State of Western Australia (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) is proposing to set up to 60 static-baited drum lines. These will be deployed approximately 1km offshore from selected high-use swimming beaches and surf breaks within designated Marine Monitored Areas in the metropolitan and south west coastal regions of Western Australia. The static drum lines are to be deployed between 15 November 2014 and 30 April 2017. Twelve drum lines will be kept in reserve for temporary deployment in response to a shark threat or incident anywhere in Western Australian waters at any time throughout the year.

The PER was open for public submissions to the Environmental Protection Authority from 9 June to 7 July 2014. Public submissions have now closed.

Public Environmental Review report

You can download the Public Environmental Review: Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017 (PDF 3.6MB), or select individual appendices from the list below.


Appendix 1 - EPA Environmental Scoping Document (PDF 538KB)

Appendix 2 - Draft Management Plan (PDF 919KB)

Appendix 3 - Guidelines for fishing for sharks posing an imminent threat (PDF 1.8MB)

Appendix 4 - A correlation study of the potential risk factors associated with white shark attacks in WA waters (PDF 494KB)

Appendix 5 - Likely effectiveness of netting or other capture programs as a shark hazard mitigation strategy in Western Australia (PDF 390KB)

Appendix 6 - Research advice on the proposed drum line strategy for January to April 2014 (PDF 555KB)

Appendix 7 - Review of the outcomes from the drum line component of the Shark Mitigation Strategy
for the trial period January to April 2014 (PDF 1.7MB)

Appendix 8  - Ecological Risk Assessment for the Proposed WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program (PDF 2.9MB)

Appendix 9 - A risk-based, weight of evidence approach to determine the range of plausible estimates for the southwestern Australian population of white sharks (PDF 74KB)

Appendix 10 - Reducing the environmental impact of shark-control programs (case study) [PDF 330KB]

Appendix 11 - Management of Shark Control Programs (PDF 2.9MB)

Appendix 12 - The Effect of Circle Hooks on Shark Catchability (Abstract) [PDF 918KB]

Appendix 13 - Report into the NSW Shark Meshing Program (PDF 1.9MB)

Appendix 14 - A Report on the Queensland Shark Safety Program (PDF 379KB)

Appendix 15 - Recovery Plan for the White Shark (PDF 1.6MB)

Appendix 16 - EPBC Act Protected Matters Report (metropolitan) [PDF 237KB]

Appendix 17 - EPBC Act Protected Matters Report (south west) [PDF 225KB]

Appendix 18 -  Risk assessment categories and levels (PDF 17KB)

Appendix 19 - Environmental offsets reporting form (PDF 64KB)

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