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  1. WA rejects Federal bid to close shark fishery

    WA rejects Federal bid to close shark fishery

    WA is rebelling against Commonwealth attempts to close a big area of the State’s shark fishery, arguing it would increase the risk of shark attacks and slash the availability of locally caught seafood.

  2. Drones, shields in shark duel at Perth beaches

    Drones, shields in shark duel at Perth beaches

    Remote-controlled aerial drones will be deployed to monitor sharks off WA beaches, but they will not be used as first spotters, under a Barnett Government trial.

  3. Sonic boom in research into shark danger off beaches

    Sonic boom in research into shark danger off beaches

    WA is leading the world in research into underwater acoustic technology that it is hoped will detect sharks as they near beaches.

  4. Surfer thanks brother for saving him from shark

    Surfer thanks brother for saving him from shark

    Surfers off Yallingup have been sent paddling back to shore after a shark - possibly a great white - charged them this afternoon.

  5. Culling will stay off agenda

    Culling will stay off agenda

    Both sides of politics have refused to reassess their shark policies amid calls for more to be done to make the ocean safer.

  6. Fisheries Department does not know species of the shark it has tagged

    Fisheries Department does not know species of the shark it has tagged

    The Department of Fisheries has admitted it does not know the species of shark detected off popular Perth swimming beaches despite tagging it for research and public safety purposes.

  7. Brother’s plea for shark protection

    Brother’s plea for shark protection

    The brother of shark attack victim Ben Gerring has demanded both sides of WA politics do more to protect people from sharks, saying the WA lifestyle is being lost because of the shark threat.

  8. Mixed reaction at Mindarie for drum-line cull

    Mixed reaction at Mindarie for drum-line cull

    Reactions to Mindarie shark attack and views on what could and should be done are mixed.

  9. Shark catch will be shot, says Fisheries

    Shark catch will be shot, says Fisheries

    Fisheries officers will shoot any great white shark they catch in response to death of Doreen Collyer.

  10. WA shark warning after sightings

    WA shark warning after sightings

    Sharks ranging from 2.5m to 4m have been spotted in South West over weekend.

  11. Big shark stalks Rotto diver

    Big shark stalks Rotto diver

    4.5m great white circled diver off Rotto as figures show hundreds of shark reports in WA in past month.

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