Surf Life Saving WA Patrols and Shark Mitigation Commitments

With the first day of Spring commencing tomorrow, West Australian’s will soon be flocking to the beaches making good use of our beautiful weather. Surf Life Saving WA will begin beach patrols again, with assistance from the state funded Westpac Rescue Helicopter, keeping an eye out for sharks, rips and other dangerous ocean risks. “I…

New Bag Sharing Rules Simplified for Fishers in Common Sense Approach

New fishing regulations will allow bag limit sharing in an effort to simplify rules for recreational fishers. The State Government has approved drafting of regulations enabling fishers to pool their catches, in what they call a “common-sense” approach. “It just makes sense for recreational fishers sharing a day out on a boat to share their…

New Measures to Keep Families Safe in Our Waters

The WA Government has announced three new initiatives to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks. A new Beach Emergency Numbering system has been developed to improve emergency response times. Local councils in metropolitan areas will have access to grants of up to $25,000 to implement the system and regional councils will have access to grants…

Shark Cull Policy Injunction Denied

WA Supreme Court has denied the Shark Cull Policy injunction this afternoon. The controversal drum line policy began on the 21, January, 2014 and the trial will finish on the 30, April, 2014. Under the policy, sharks longer than 3 meters will be killed. Sea Shepherd Australia attempted to stop the bait and kill program by challenging the state government in…

Drum Line Policy Is A Success: Ken Baston

[youtube id=”iuaSPT_We0c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. EVENING NEWS – Drum Line Policy Is A Success: Ken Baston (Story begins from 02:46) WA Fisheries Minister Ken Baston believed the drum line policy is a success, despite no Great Whites were caught under the policy. According…

Anti Shark Cull Rally Hits Parliament

[youtube id=”iuaSPT_We0c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. EVENING NEWS – Anti Shark Cull Rally Hits Parliament (Story begins from 02:46) Approximately 150 people attended the anti shark cull rally at the first day of parliament this year, urging the Premier to withdraw their controversial bait…

Anti Shark Cull protest planned

WA’s anti shark cull groups are planning a protest on the first day of parliament this year. The group will hold a major rally on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Parliament Building, hoping to put pressure on Colin Barnett to reverse his controversial decision to kill sharks. No WA Shark Cull rally organizer Natalie…

Liberals commit $31million to Fisheries

The Liberal party has commited $31million dollars with the foresight of protecting the West Australian public from shark attacks and providing recreational fisherman with an electronic management and licensing system The roll-out of the electronic management and licensing system for Western Australia’s commercial fisheries, “Fisheye”, would be completed under a Liberal Government, if elected. The minister…