Drum line trial catches 2.4 metre shark

Not even a week into the State’s Smart drum line trial, a 2.4 metre tiger shark was caught and then released just north of Gracetown this morning.

A fisheries department vessel was presenting to witness the catch and release process after the shark was hooked by a salmon baited line.

The SMART drum-line trial will go for 15 months and cost $4 million dollars.. It is targeted towards catching, tagging, relocating and releasing great white sharks bigger than 3 metres.

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