Great White Shark

Commonwealth funds research project to curb shark attacks

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced a $23.9 million research project which is aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks. Minister Hunt said the project, headed by a research team at the University of Tasmania, will develop a national population assessment of great white sharks and examine initiatives to mitigate the risk of shark … Continue reading Commonwealth funds research project to curb shark attacks

Great White Shark

$250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway

The NSW government has commenced a shark-monitoring program to reduce the risk of shark attacks on the NSW north coast. The $250,000 program involves on-water surveillance by the Department of Primary Industries and CSIRO together with a public education campaign. Following a recent spate of 12 shark-related incidents in the north coast region, including two … Continue reading $250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway

NSW Announces Development of Reforms to Coastal Management Laws

NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes has announced the development of reforms to the State’s coastal management laws, including improved technical support and new funding arrangements for local government coastal management initiatives. The coastal reform package is expected to come before the State Parliament at the end of 2015 and will replace the 35-year-old Coastal Protection … Continue reading NSW Announces Development of Reforms to Coastal Management Laws