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Shark WARNING for Injidup Beach to Smiths Beach near Yallingup

Shark WARNING for Injidup Beach to Smiths Beach near Yallingup

22 August 2018

Alert level:
A shark WARNING has been issued for the Injidup Beach to Smiths Beach area, in the City of Busselton, after an interaction with a shark at Indicator Rock, north of Canal Rocks, on the afternoon of Sunday 19 August. A member of the public has reported an interaction with a shark in this area while operating a kayak. No injuries occurred during this interaction. The report was received today (22 August).

Situation:

  • Adhere to beach closures advised by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
  • Take additional caution in the Injidup Beach to Smiths Beach area.

What to do:

  • Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
  • If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

What authorities are doing: 

  • Due to a whale carcass at Wyadup, Canal Rocks, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions issued a Regulation 44 closure on Sunday 19 August, for the area from the southern end of Injidup Beach to the southern end of Smiths Beach. The closure includes waters extending 2 kilometres seaward in the area. This means beaches and waters in this area cannot be used by divers, surfers and swimmers. This closure does not apply to vessels.
  • Fisheries Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Parks and Wildlife officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions will continue to monitor the area. 

Extra information: 
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.

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