The NSW Government will begin removing all five nets from the North Coast shark net
Sharks are harvested as target species mainly by shark net
(modified gill net) and hooks and lines and as a by catch in other commercial fishing.
Novelist Robert Drewe's excellent memoir, The Shark Net
, takes place in 1950s Perth, and narrates not only his coming-of-age but also tells the story of a serial killer that threatened Perth's suburban lethargy.
A shark net
trial on the North Coast has revealed more target sharks were caught using SMART drumlines, compared to nets.
Responding to an emergency call at 6am one morning they speed out to rescue a young, 25-tonne humpback whale entangled in a shark net
just off the coast.
NEWPORT ended their summer jaunt trapped in a Shark net
- but skipper Gary Teichmann reckons the wounds will make them stronger.
According to Humane Society International, a young whale calf had drowned and died while entangled in a shark net
off Mona Vale beach in 2012.
Byline: Specialists have managed to free a humpback whale trapped in a shark net
off the coast of Australia.
Some beaches in Australia have shark nets
, but a government report last year called for their phasing out in favor of exploring a range of alternatives, including sonar technology and aerial patrols.
Australia is testing wider use of shark nets
at the country's beaches while surfers are being drawn to new technology like board implants and wet suits that repel sharks.
Professional local fisherman Neville Mansted said that Western Australia was in need of shark nets
to avoid such incidents.
The great white would be examined "as is practice for some sharks caught in our shark nets
as part of national and international research projects", it added.