Shark barriers still needed

Many people swim and surf all year, or doesn’t that matter.

As an 82 year old, I can remember the shark-proof pool at South Beach in Fremantle. It was taken away a few year s ago.

The shark-proof barrier as I remember was made of ordinary Cyclone mesh.

Kalgoorlie people camped in that area of grass south of the jetty. We always felt safe and many Kalgoorlie-Boulder youngsters learnt to swim there.

It would not be expensive to replace or maintain a new mesh enclosure. It could go across Bathers Beach from Fremantle’s South Mole to the Royal Perth Yacht Club groyne.

This would provide a large area in which to swim and keep many people happy.